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FFICE OF H.M, PROCUH ATOK GENEHAi. 

AND TREASURY SOLICITOR 

— Ed II IB M A R 7r 



CALENDAR 

OF THE 



CLOSE EOLLS, 



PRESERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC KECORD OFFICE. 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD III. 

VOL XL 
A.D. I360-I364. 



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1909. 



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PEEFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward IV., the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward II. (a.d. 1307-1313). The text 
has been prepared, with the sanction of the Eords 
Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by 
Mr. W. H. B. Bird, B.A., and the Index has been 
compiled by Mr. A. Story Maskelyne of this office. 



H. C. MAXWEI.E lyYTE. 



Public Record Office, 
28 August, 1909. 



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CONTENTS. 



Page 
Preface .... _ Hi 

Calendar . . . - . i 

General Index ----- 567 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE EOLLS. 



U YAWXm) III. 



l;^()0. Membrane 42. 

Jan. 26. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause the prior of Bodmyn 
Reading. to have seisin of a messuage and one ferling of land in Treguntulyon, 
held by Sandoeus Coly hanged for felony, as the king has learned 
by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the premises have been 
in his hand a year and a day, that they were held of the prior, and 
that Robert de Elford, late sheriff, had tlie year and a day and the 
waste, and ought to answer for the same.* 

Jan. 28. To the sheriffs of London. Order to proceed in the pleas pending 

Reading. before them in the court of tliat city against Michael Gerard, notwith- 
standing the protection granted to him (with certain exceptions) 
until Easter next by the king's letters patent when about to set out 
to foreign parts upon the king's service in the company of Edward 
prince of Wales, as the king is now informed that he did not set out 
but is staying in the said city attending to his own affairs. 

By the guardian and C. 

Feb. 1. To Henry de Prestwode escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to 

Reading. make partition of one third part of the manor of Wezebury, in the 
presence of John BiUyng, Hugh Arthur and John son of Ilugh (if 
they choose to attend), and to cause John BiUyng and Margery his 
wife as the eldest sister, the said Hugh and Joan his wife, and 
John son of Hugh and Elizabeth his wife to have seisin of their pur- 
parties, sending sucli partition into chancery to be enrolled ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Nicholas Gamage, who at his death held certain lands in Rollyndrith 
CO. Oxford in chief, held also in his demesne as of fee the said third 
part of another than the king, and that the said Margery, Joan and 
Elizabeth are his daughters and next heirs and are of full age, and 
the king has respited the homage of their husbands until his return 
to England. 

Feb. 14. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to cause John 
Westminster. Fabel, WilHam Andrewe, John Malegrave, [John Toke,] the heir 
of John Kentissh and the abbess of Berkyngge to have seisin 
of a messuage, 10 acres and 3 roods of land in Horndon held 
by Peter Burre, outlawed for felony ; as the king has learned by in- 
quisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have been in his hand 
a year and a day, that the messuage was held of John Fabel, 3 acres 



Wt. 26,855. 



♦Tested by Thomas the king's son gairdian of England, as aro all entries (with 
one exception), until 18 May. 

A.B. Ltd.— 400. CR 1 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 42 — cont. 

of William Andre we, one acre of John Malegrave, 3 acres of John 
Toke, 3 acres of the heir of John Kentissh, and 3 roods of the said 
abbess, and that Thomas de Chabham, late escheator, had the year 
and a daj' and the waste and has answered for the same. 

Feb. 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon his 

Westminster, petition, to discharge the prior of Derby of divers tenths granted to 
the king by the clergy of England before 20 November in the 29th year 
of the reign, which are now being demanded of him by summons of 
the exchequer, provided that he answer for tenths (if any) granted after 
that date ; as the king lately committed to the said prior during 
pleasure the keeping of that priory and of the lands and goods thereof, 
which for sure causes were seized into his hand, at a rent of lOOs. to 
the exchequer, and after, in consideration of the poverty thereof and 
compassion for the estate of the prior, pardoned him the said rent 
as well for the time then past as thenceforward so long as the priory 
should be in hie hand, and on 4 May in tlie twelfth year of the reign 
ordered the treasurer and barons to stay their demand by summons 
of the exchequer for that rent for the terms then past and thence- 
forward, and on 20 November in the 29t]i year, by another writ, to 
staj^ their demand upon the prior for one year's tenth granted to the 
king by the alien religious in his 19th year, and for amercements 
and issues whatsoever forfeited at the exchequer on that account, 
and to discharge him and his successors thereof and of all tenths, 
subsidies or quotas granted or thenceforth to be granted to the king by 
the alien religious, provided he should pay tenths and subsidies with 
the clergy of the realm. By the guardian and C. 



Feb. 9. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to fix terms 

Westminster, for payment of 285Z. due from the prior of St. Andrew Northampton 

for arrears of his farm of that priory, in accordance with the king's 

grant to him to pay 20/. a year at the exchequer till the same bo 

contented, made out of compassion for the poverty of the priory. 

By'C. 

Feb. 15. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the lands which Joan daughter of Robert 
de Saltfletby held at her death of the heir of Adam de Welle tenant 
in chief, late a minor in the king's wardship ; as by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, it is found that Joan held of the said heir 
one toft, 30 acres of land and 10 acres of meadov.' in Witheryn by 
knight service, that she died on 21 July in tlie 23rd year of the reign, 
that since her death the escheators for the time being have answered 
for the issues of those lands, and that Alice daughter of Robert South 
of Strubby begotten upon the body of Joan is her next heir, and of 
the age of 16 years and upwards, and on 27 August in the 29th 
year of the reign, upon proof of the age of John son and heir of the 
said x\dam, the king respited his homage, rendered to him the lands 
which his father held in chief, and ordered livery to be given him. 

Feb. 16. To William de Fihlode escheator in Northamptonshire. Order to 
Westminster, take the fealty of Katherine daughter of Hugh de Luteryngton, ac- 
cording to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to deUver to her the 
lands which her father at his death held of the heir of Laurence de 
Hastynges earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 



34 EDWARD III. 



1300. Membrane 42 — cont. 

wardship, saving her marriage ; as it was found by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that Hugh held no lands in that county in chief, 
but hold of the said heir in liis demesne as of fee a messuage, one 
earucate and 8 half virgates of land and lOs". of rent in Hakelyngton, 
Pydynton and Horton by knight service, that he died about the 
Annunciation in the 23rd year of the reign, that Katherinc is his 
next heir and of the age of 15 years and upwards : and the king by 
patent, for 100s. to be rendered yearly in his wardrobe, committed 
the wardshif) of those lands to William dc Rothewell Ms clerk until 
her lawful age. 

Feb. 20. To Robert de Hadham, bailiff of the king's town of Sandewich. 

Westminster. Order to deliver by indenture to William de Wykham the king's 

clerk, overseer of his works in Dover castle, all the lead in his keeping. 

By the guardian and C. 

Feb. 20. Order to the sheriff of Nottingham to cause a coroner to be 
Westminster, elected in place of Wilham de Colston, who is insufficiently quaUfied. 

Feb. 22. Like order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, in place of John Alays of Fulbek. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff' of Worcester, in place of Walter de Stowe. 



Feb. 4. 

Reading. 

Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 8. 
Reading. 

March 10. 

W^estminster. 



The same sheriff, in place of John Spelly. 

The sheriff of Northampton, in place of John de Hauton, who 
is beyond the sea on the king's service. 

The sheriff of Warwick, in place of William Waldyeve, who is 
insufficiently qualified. 



Feb. 24. To John Rose, deputv of Edmund Rose keeper of the king's stud 
Westminster, south of Trent. Order to deliver by indenture to Wilham de 
Fremeleswortli, of the king's horses in his keeping, stallions fit for the 
king's mares in the kee])ing of William, to be chosen by view of 
William or his deputy, namely three for the mares of the king's manor 
of la Fasterne, three for those of his manor of Wodestok, two each 
for those of his manors of Cornebury, Swalefeld, Wyndesore, Yerdele 
and Guldeford. By K. 



Membrane 41. 

Jan. 30. To John atte Wode escheator in Salop. Order to take an oath 

Reading. of Joan who \\a.% wife of Thomas de Leversete, tenant in chief, that she 

will not marry without the king's hcence, and to assign her dower 

of the lands of her husband, sending the assignment into chancery 

to be enrolled. 

Feb. 3. To the mayor and citizens of London for the time being. Order to 

Reading, answer henceforth to Richard Englis the king's yeoman for 10/. of 
rent in Suthwerk, which William de AJdecar held for hfe of the 
king's grant with reversion to the king, in accordance with a grant 
of the remainder made by patent to Richard and the heirs male of his 
body for good service and in recompense for the pontage of the town 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 41 — cont. 

of Caleys and the bailiwick of the water there to him late granted 
and after for sure causes taken again into the king's hand, to hold 
by the service of keeping one greyhound at the king's command, 
mth reversion to the king for lack of such heirs ; as it is found by 
inquisition, taken by William de Hatton escheator in Surrey, that 
Wilham de Aldecar died on 11 December last. 
Et erat 'patens. 

Feb. 3. To William de Hatton escheator in Surrey. Order not to inter- 

Reading, meddle with 10/. of rent in Suthwerk of the farm of Suthwerk ; as 
it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William de 
Aldecare held the same in chief for his hfe, to be taken yearly by 
the hands of the mayor and citizens of London in the chamber at 
GildehaUe at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, and on 1 May 
in the 31st year of tlie reign the king by patent granted that rent 
{as above) to his yeoman Richard Englis and the heirs of his body 
{sic) after the death of William. 

Feb. 6. To John Stodeye the king's butler or his representative in the 

Reading. port of Bristol. Order to cause Joan de Carrue to have six tuns of 
wine in that port for the present year, receiving from her what he 
is bound to pay in the king's name to the merchants from whom 
the wine is taken, in accordance with a grant to her made by patent 
of six tuns yearly during pleasure, and afterwards on 22 April in the 
14th year of the reign by a second patent for her hfe, of the king's 
right prise in that port, to be taken by the hands of the king's 
butler or his representative there. 

To William Smale of Dertemuth, heutenant of Guy de Bryan 
the king's admiral towards the west. Order to deHver by indenture 
to John de Stodeye the king's butler, his deputy or representative, 
for the king's use, 140 tuns of wlute wine found in a ship of Spain in 
the port of Dertemuth, which the heutenant arrested as forfeit to 
the king for that they were of merchants of la Rochele, the king's 
enemies of France, as appears by the charter of freight, together 
Avith four grooms of those merchants keeping the same, and to keep 
safe the said grooms until further order ; for the king has ordered 
John to content the shipmaster for the freight, as is just. 

By the guardian and C. 

To the bailiffs of the town of Dertemuth. Like order. 

By the guardian and C. 

To"* John de Stodeye the king's butler. Order to receive the wine 
above mentioned and to dispose of it as the council has ordered, 
pajnng the shipmaster the freight by the advice of Wilham Smale 
according to the form of the charter." By the guardian and C. 

Feb. 3. To Roger de Wolferton escheator in Norfolk. Order to take the 

Reading. fealty of John son of Wilham de Calthorpe, according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed, and after taking security for his relief, to 
dehver to him a messuage and 50 acres of land in Sythynge ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Wilham 
at his death held the premises in chief by the service of one barbed 
arrow, price \d., to be rendered yearly at the king's castle of Norwich, 
and that John is his next heir and of full age. 
Vacated because upon the Fine Roll. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



'M EDWARD 111. 



18(50. 



Membrane 41 — cont. 



To tlio Scame. Order not (o intcrmeddlo further witli the inaiiors 
of Sythynge, Brunham Thorp and (Jaltlu)rp, which wen; taken into 
the king's hand by the death of WiUiam do Calthorp, dehvering the 
issues to Isabel late his wife ; as the kin<!; has learned by incpiisition, 
taken by the escheator, that William held those manors jointly with 
Isabel, and that they are held of another than the king. 

Feb. 1. To the sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the time being. Order 

Reading, to pay every year to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, London, 
lOO.s'. of the farm or issues of that city and county, in accordance 
with tlie king's letters patent, whereby lie granted tliem that sum 
yearly by the hands of the sheriffs, in recompense for the value of 
the fruits of certain oblations, tithes and spiritual offerings of tene- 
ments and places within the parish of St. Botol})h without Algate 
(which church is appropriated to the said })riory), and of certain persons 
dwelhng therein, by the prior and convent granted at the king's 
request to the abbot and convent of his free chapel of St. Mary de 
Graciis by the Tower of London. 
Et erot patens. 

Feb. 3. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with two messuages 
and four bovates of land in Cotyngham, by him taken into the king's 
hand, delivering the issues to Thomas de Holand and Joan his wife ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify him wherefore 
the premises, which were of Robert son of Nicholas de Cotyngham, 
were so taken, and he returned that it was upon the finding of an 
inquisition, before him taken of his office, that Tliomas Wake, who 
held the same in chief as parcel of his manor of Cotyngham, ahened 
them without the king's hcence to the said Robert and to Alice liis 
wife ; and now Thomas Holland and Joan liis wife (cousin and heir 
of Thomas Wake) have petitioned the king to cause his hand to be 
removed, as they lately in his court before his justices of the Bench 
by writ of formedon recovered their seisin of the said messuages and 
of two bovates of the said land against WilUam son of Robert son 
of Nicholas son of Simon de Cotyngham, in right of Joan, of the gift 
of EdAvard I to John Wake and Joan his wife (ancestors of Thomas 
Wake) and to the heirs of their bodies ; and by the record and process 
of that recovery and the tenor of the said writ, M^hich the king has 
caused to come before him in chancery, it is plain that Thomas de 
Holand and Joan did so recover in right of Joan, whereby every 
mesne estate by Thomas Wake made contrary to the form of the gift 
is of none effect. 

Feb. 8. To the same. Order to cause John son and heir of Robert de 

Westminster. Fritheby and of Agnes his wife, and cousin and heir of Walter de 
Houby and of Agnes late wife of John de Fritheby, tenants in chief, 
to have seisin of the lands which the said Robert, Agnes, Walter 
and Agnes at their deaths held in their demesne as of fee ; as John 
has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has respited 
his homage and fealty until Michaelmas next for that he is over sea 
in the king's service. 

To John de W^yndesore escheator in Leicestershire. Like order, as 
John has proved his age before Wilham de Nessefeld escheator in 
Yorkshire. 



6 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13(30, Membrane 41 — cont. 

Feb. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 

Westminster, discharge John de Hampden, late sheriff of Bedford and Buckingliam, 

of 10 marks, as the king has given him so much of a greater sum due 

of the arrears of his account. By the guardian and C. 

Membrane 40. 

Feb. 8. To Adam Burgulon, Nicholas parson of St. Peter's Marlebergh, 

Westminster, and John atte MersshemuU. Order to cause underwood to the value 
of lOl. to be cut down and sold by tlie survey of Henry Sturmy 
forester of Savcrnak, and the money to be applied to the enclosure 
of two coppices in Iwode in that forest last made, over and above 
oaks not bearing leaves in that forest (wliich is in the hand of 
Queen Phihppa the king's consort) to the value of lOZ; and under- 
wood there to the value of lOl. which they were by patent appointed 
to cut down and sell by survey of the said Henry, and of the money 
thence arising to cause the defects of the houses, walls and buildings 
Avithin the said queen's castle of Marlebergh to be repaired by the 
survey of Thomas de Hungerford constable thereof. By C. 

Feb. 17. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Westminster. Order to pay of the issues of those customs to Tideman de Lymbergh 
251. for Michaelmas term last of the 50Z. granted by patent to the 
said Tideman and to John atte Welde deceased and to their heirs, 
until provision of land or rent should be to them made, taking an 
acquittance of the same. 

Feb. 16. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Order to release the 

Westminster, distraint by them made upon John Wogan to abide in Ireland, 
restoring all his lands and goods thereby seized into the king's 
hand, with the issues thereof, upon the petition of John to the king 
for remedy, as he was charged and deputed by Edward prince of 
Wales to abide with other lieges upon the coast of Wales for the 
defence of those parts against invasions of the enemy while the king 
was without the realm, and is by the justiciary and chancellor 
distrained in liis lands in Ireland to come to that land and there abide 
for the safeguard thereof. By the guardian and C. 

Feb. 13. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 
Westminster. Roger de Wolfreton, escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire, in his 
account at the exchequer, 15L 125. O^d. in the issues of one third 
part of the lands of John de Benstede tenant in chief deceased, 
and the residue 51. Is. ll^d. [sic) in other issues of his baihwick, and 
to discharge as well Parnell who was wife of John as the escheator 
of those 20Z., provided that answer be made for the remaining 4Z. 
for which the king has given Parnell a respite until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next ; as at the suit of Parnell, shewing that she had 
mainperned towards the escheator to answer for 24Z. for the issues of 
the lands of her husband wliich she occupied after his death, and had 
sued for about one year before the king in chancery for her dower of 
those lands, which were in the king's hand by reason of John's death 
and of the nonage of his heir, and had nothing for maintenance of herself 
and the said heir or of her other cliildren, and praying for recompense, 
the king lately granted her 201. for maintenance, and ordered the 



34 EDWARD 111. 



13()0. Membrane 40 — cont. 

escheator to stay his demand upon her for the 201. of the (greater 
sum to him payable, and if for any cause he could or ouj^ht not so to 
do, to certify the king thereof in chancery ; and the escheator has 
certified that he cannot allow Parnell anythinir beyond 15/. I2.s'. O^ci. 
for that, by virtue of the king's writ datc;d 30 May last, he has de- 
Uvered to Richard de Punchardon two thirds of the lands which were 
of John at his death, and the issues of the third |)art do not exceed 
the sum named ; and all those lands were in the king'slhand from 29 
June in the 32nd year of the reign (the day of John's death) to 
31 May following, on which day dower was assigned to Parnell 
amounting to 2QI. a year. By the guardian and C. 

Fel). 24. To William FiUlode escheator in Northamptonshire. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a 
messuage of John de Bukbrok, a messuage of John de Stretton, 
Richard Garlekmougere and Honorius Saucy, a messuage of William 
de Shirburn and a messuage of Walter Baxstere, all in Norhampton, 
delivering up the issues thereof ; as the king lately desiring to be 
certified wherefore those messuages were taken into his hand, the 
escheator certified that he had so taken them for that by divers in- 
quisitions, before him taken of his office, it was found that they had 
been granted by divers persons to certain laymen, wardens of the 
maintenance of the service of St. Mary in St. Mary's chapel in the 
church of All Saints Norhampton, to hold to them and other the 
wardens for the time being, in fraud of the statute of mortmain ; and 
upon examination of that certificate before the king's council, whereas 
it is not found that the premises were aliened in mortmain to any 
ecclesiastical persons, it appears to the council that there is no fraud 
upon the statute, and that no one is thereby restrained from giving 
in almoin to churches or to the poor goods issuing from his lay fee. 

Feb. 28. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Westminster. Order to make no letters of cocket for lading merchandise in that 
port, nor to suffer any to be dehvered out of their hands, until the 
subsidy newly granted of 6d. a pound thereon be paid to the col- 
lectors thereof in that port ; as the king is informed that certain 
merchants in that port, having obtained such letters, immediately 
withdraw with their ships without paying the said subsidy. 

By the guardian and C. 

Feb. 20. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a messuage, land 
and rent of John Juscard in Diryngton, delivering to him the issues ; 
as the king lately wishing to be certified wherefore those lands were 
taken into his hand, the escheator returned that he so took them 
for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, 
that William son and heir of John Disny of Diryngton is an idiot, and 
in his idiocy gave to John Juscard a messuage, 12 bovates of land 
and 30s. of yearly rent in Diryngton which came to him by inheri- 
tance after his father's death ; and after the king caused Wilham 
to come in person before the council, and upon careful examination 
it was found that he is not an idiot. 

Feb. 1. To John de Neubury, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to de- 

Westminster, fiver to Wilham bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, the arrears 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2^350. Membrane 40 — cont. 

of the fee of wax which he takes from the king by reason of his office, 
from the time that John became keeper, and to dehver the same 
henceforth, taking the chancellor's acquittance. 

Feb. 24. To WiUiam de Fihlode escheator in Northamptonsliire. Order 
Westminster, to remove the king's hand, and not to intermeddle further with a 
messuage in Norhampton late of Thomas de Leycestre, a messuage 
late of Robert de Gaynho, a cellar with a chamber over in Brugge- 
strete late of Tibot atte Lanende, and a messuage late of PhUip 
Everard in that town, delivering up the issues thereof ; as the king 
lately desiring to know wherefore the premises were taken into his 
hand, the escheator certified that he had so taken them for that by 
divers inquisitions, before him taken of his office, he found that 
they had been granted by divers persons to certain laymen, wardens 
of the maintenance of the service of St. Mary in St. Mary's chapel 
in the church of All Saints Norhampton, to hold to them and other 
the wardens for the time being, in fraud of the statute of mortmain ; 
and upon examination of that certificate before the council, whereas 
it is not found that the premises were aliened in mortmain to 
ecclesiastical persons, it appears to the council that there is no fraud 
upon the statute, and that no man is thereby restrained from giving 
in almoin to churches or to the poor goods issiiing from his lay fee. 

Membrane 39. 

Feb. 26. To Henry atte Wode escheator in Staffordshire. Order to take 
Westminster, the fealty of Isabel late the wife of John de Sutton of Duddeleye, 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with the castle and lands hereinafter mentioned, taken into 
the king's hand by the death of John, delivering the issues to 
Isabel ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that John at liis death held no lands m that county in his demesne as 
of fee, but held jointly with Isabel the castle of Duddeleye, the manors 
of Seggesle3'e, Kyngess\\'ynford and Roweley Somery in chief by 
barony of the feoffment of Stephen de Duddeleye and John de 
ColeshuU chaplain by fine levied in the king's court, and hkewise the 
manor of Humeley of the feoffment of Edmund de Berford and Phihp 
de Engelfeld, who held it of the said John, the manor of Penne of 
the feoffment of Nicholas parson of Kyngesswynford, who formerly 
held it of the said John and Isabel by knight service, and a 
messuage, one carucate of land, 6 acres of meadow and 6 acres of 
pasture in Tibynton of the feoffment of the said Stephen and John 
de ColeshuU, and that the manors of Humeley and Penne are held in 
chief as parcel and members of the said castle and barony, and the 
premises in Tibynton of another than the king. 

To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the town of Duddeleye, taken into the king's 
hand by the death of John de Sutton of Duddeleye, etc. {as above) ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John at his death held no lands in that county in his demesne as of 
fee, but held the said town jointly with Isabel his wife in chief by 
barony, as parcel and member of the castle of Duddeleye, by fine 
levied in the king's court by his hcence, and the king has taken the 
fealty of Isabel, 



U KDWARD 111. 



9 



i;^(JO. Memhrane 39 — cont. 

Feb. 24. To the treasurer and the baronn of tlie (^xcrlieijuer. Order, ufx)!! 

Wostiiiinstor. sight of a process touchino; the examination and declaration of debts 
due from William de Walcote clerk to Isabel the late queen mother 
made before the Council, which the king sends under seal, to proceed 
to the levying of those debts in the king's name and to the 
execution of her will and quittance of her debts, also to the punish- 
ment of the said William and Hugh de Trykyngham for their tres})asse8 
in making undue acquittances tliereof, saving to them their reason- 
able challenges and allowances. 

March 10. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Nottinghamshire. Order 
Westminster, to stay until further order the levying of the issues of certain lands 
of John [de] Parva Leek, pending a decision upon the business, upon 
the petition of Alan [de Leek, margin] son and heir of John, praying 
the king to cause his hand to be removed and the issues of those lands 
to be restored to him ; as lately, upon the finding of an inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that John at his death held in chief 6| 
virgates of land and a windmill in Kynston by the service of keeping 
the king's goshawk, and divers other lands of others than the king, 
the escheator took those lands into the king's hand, and after by 
another inquisition, taken by the escheator, at the suit of Alan, 
alleging that his father at his death held nothing in chief, it is 
found that John at his death held no lands in that county in chief, 
but held the premises in Kynston of Ralph Basset lord of Radeclif 
by the service of 45. a year. By the guardian and C, 

March 16. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to furnish the king's castles of 
Westminster. Old Sarum and Marlebergh with men and victuals, and to cause men 
at the king's wages and victuals sufficient for the purpose to be taken 
and placed therein, and indentures of the quantity and price thereof 
to be made with those from whom victuals are taken ; as the king's 
enemies of France on Sunday last landed at Wynchelse with a host 
of armed men and horses, took the town, slew the men therein, and 
rode about the country committing homicides, burnings and other 
michief. By the guardian and C. 

[F(sdera.~\ 

March 18. To the arrayers of men at arms and archers in Essex. Order, on 
Westminster, pain of forfeiture, to be at London equipped for w^ar according to 
their estate, with 100 men at arms and armed men and 50 archers 
on foot sufficiently furnished, on Monday after St. Cuthbert next, to 
sail against the king's enemies, and to borrow money where they 
conveniently may for their wages (namety for every knight 25. a day, 
for an esquire 12d., an armed man Gd., an archer 4:d. a day) for 14 
days from the time of leaving that county, and prompt payment 
shall be made to the lenders of the first payment of the tenth and 
fifteenth already granted at Westminster by the commons of the 
realm for the wages and expenses of men at arms, armed men and 
archers for defence of the realm ; as it is ordered and agreed by the 
nobles and others of the king's council that a fleet of ships now in 
the port of London shall sail with men at arms and archers to oppose 
the king's enemies, who have newly invaded his realm at Wynchelse. 
The king's will is that as soon as they come to London their horses 
and the horses of the men at arms and armed men shall be sent 
back. By the guardian and C. 

[Ibid.] 



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1360. Membrane 39 — cont. 

The like to the arrayers of the following counties : 

Hertfordshire, 40 men at arms and armed men, 100 archers. 
Bedfordshire, 40 men at arms and armed men, 100 archers. 
Buckinghamshire, 50 men at arms and armed men, 100 archers. 
Middlesex, 20 men at arms and armed men, 100 archers. 
Cambridgeshire, 30 men at arms and armed men, 60 archers. 
Huntingdonshire, 30 men at arms and armed men, 60 archers. 
[Ihid.-] 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, on sight of these 
presents, to cause 400 men at arms and armed men and 600 archers 
in that city and the suburbs thereof to be chosen, tried and arrayed, 
as above, ' mutatis mutandis.^ 
[Ihid.] 

March 10. To John Malewayn, governor of the Uberties of merchants of Eng- 
Westminster. land at Brugges in Flanders. Commission and order, on sight of 
these presents, under pain of forfeiture, to cause all ships of England, 
great and small, which he may find in Flanders, to be arrested, and 
to charge the masters thereof on pain of forfeiture to hasten to the 
port of Sandewich, there to embark men at arms, armed men and 
archers appointed to sail therein and there awaiting them, and in 
case the shipmasters coming thithftr shall hear that the king's fleet 
has sailed, they shall draw towards the same to sail with it against 
his enemies ; also by imprisonment and otherwise to compel the said 
shipmasters to find security for so doing, and to certify the king in 
chancery under seal of their names and of the names and number of 
their ships ; as it is ordered by the king and council that all ships of 
the northern and western parts shall speedily sail to oppose the king's 
enemies of France, who have newly invaded the realm, and here- 
upon the citizens of London of their own free will have granted that 
they will find a great number of men at arms, armed men and archers 
to sail immediately with 20 ships in their port and in the Thames to 
inflict what damage they can, and the king has learned that many 
ships of England are in Flanders. By the guardian and C. 

[Ihid.-] 

March 20. To John de Neubury the king's clerk, keeper of the great wardrobe. 

Westminster. Order to cause 200 ells of cloth of Candelwykstrete, 50 pairs of shoes, 
two short napkins of Paris, and four ells of linen web of Flanders to 
be bought and purveyed, and to be dehvered to the king's clerk 
Thomas Keynes, his almoner, to celebrate his commands on Maundy 
Thursday next, notwithstanding the king is without the realm and 
not able to be present. By the guardian. 



Membrane 38. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order, under pain of 40L, to have 
Westminster. 145/. \%s. 8d. at the receipt of the exchequer on the morrow of the 
close of Easter next to deliver to the treasurer and chamberlains, 
that thereiAdth the king may content his clerk Wilham de Rothewell, 
keeper of his wardrobe, for 400 painted bows, 200 white bows and 
1,000 sheaves of arrows by him bought a.nd purveyed ; as the sheriflf 
did not have those bows and arrows, bought and purveyed of the issues 
of his baihwick, at the Tower of London to be dehvered by indenture 
to the said clerk on the octave of St. Andrew last, in accordance 
with the king's late order. By the guardian and C. 



.'{4 KDVVAIll) III. U 



]^ 3(^)0. Membrane 38 — cont. 

The like to the sliorifPs of the following counties, for' these sums : — 
The sheriff of (Jloucester, 109/. ili-. Sd., for 200 painted bows, 400 

white bows, 700 sheaves of arrows. 
The sheriff of York, 421. 10.9., for ()00 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Warwick and Leicester, 42/. lOs., for 600 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Worcester, 42/. 105., for 600 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Salop, 35/. 8s. 4c/., for 500 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Stafford, 28/. 6s. Sd., for 400 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Hereford, 28/. 6,s. Sd., for 400 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire, 28/. 6s. Sd., for 400 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, 42/. lOs., for 600 

sheaves. 
The sheriff of Essex and Hertford, 35/. 8s. 4c/., for 500 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Surrev and Sussex, 56/. 13s. 4ri., for 800 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Wilts,' 21/. 5s., for 300 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Southampton, 21/. 5s., for 300 sheaves. 
The sheriff of Kent, 49/. lis. 8c/., for 700 sheaves. 

April 3. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with two tofts and 9 acres of land in Anderby 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Alan Alkys of Anderby ; 
as it was found by incjuisition. taken by the escheator, that Alan at 
his death held the premises in his demesne as of fee by knight service 
of the heir of Adam de Welle tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
\\ardship, that he died on Monday after St. Laurence in the 23rd year 
of the reign, that the escheators for the time being answered for the 
issues of the premises from that date, and that Alan son of the said 
Alan is next heir and of full age ; and on 27 August in the 29th 
year of the reign John son and heir of Adam de Welle proved his 
age, and the king, respiting his homage for the lands held in chief 
by his father, ordered the same to be delivered to him. 

March 2. To William Deyncourt, John de Kirketon, Saier de Rocheford, 
Westminster. William Colvill, and John Deyncourt, keepers of John of France the 
king's adversary imprisoned at Somerton castle. Order and rec^uest, 
upon their allegiance and under pain of forfeiture, not to relinquish 
the charge of keeping the said adversary, but to keep him and other 
prisoners safe in Berkhampsted castle, and to stay personally there- 
upon until further order ; aS the king is informed for certain that 
the enemies of France are actually at sea with a host of men at arms, 
armed men and others with horses, probably purposing to invade the 
realm, seize the said adversary out of the king's hands and bring 
. him out of England, wherefore by assent of the whole council it is 

appointed that he and the other prisoners be removed from Somerton 
and taken to Berkhampsted, there to abide in custody ; and here- 
upon the king has assigned John de Bukyngham keeper of the seal 
of Thomas the king's son guardian of the realm, and Ralph Spigurnel 
knight, whom he is sending, with the said William Deyncourt and 
others, to conduct the prisoners from Somerton to Berkhampsted, 
and to expound to them the intention of the council. 

[Fopdera.] By the guardian and C. 

March 3. To WilUam de Nessefeld escheator in Yorksliire. Whereas the 

Westminster, escheator lately certified the king in chancery that he took into the 

king's hand 14 bovates of land in Waplyngton and 40 acres of land 



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1360. 



Membrane 38 — cont. 



in Camelesford called Gregoriland for that he found, by divers inquisi- 
tions before him taken of his office, that Jolm le Power, who held in 
chief of King Henry III the said land in Waplyngton as parcel of his 
grand serjeanty there, without that king's licence ahened the same 
to the then prior of Drax, and that Peter de Bruys the third, who 
likewise held in chief the said land called Gregoriland as parcel 
of his manor of Carleton by Snayth, aliened the same without 
hcence to the said prior ; and the prior has petitioned the king 
to order his hand to be removed, as by another inquisition, taken 
by the escheator at the king's command, it is found that Peter 
before the time of memory by his charter gave to the prior the 
land in Camelesford, \\hich was and is parcel of 200 acres of land 
in that town held by Peter in chief, and by him given to the prior 
and liis successors to hold of Peter and his heirs, and that the whole 
is now held of Miles de Stapelton, also that John le Power, who held 
in chief 12 bovates of the said 14 bovates in Waplyngton, before the 
time of memory gave them in fee to John son of Henry de Fisshergate 
to hold of John and his heirs, and John son of Henry, likewise before 
the time of memory, gave the same to the prior and his successors 
to hold of John le Power and his heirs for ever, and that these 12 
bovates are now held of his heirs, and 2 bovates of the 14 aforesaid 
were given to Gilbert the late prior and his successors by John de 
Houke by the king's licence, and are held of John de Moubray • order 
to remove the king's hand and to intermeddle no further therewith, 
dehvering the issues to the prior, for the king has commanded the 
sheriff to give the prior notice to be before the king in chancery 
fifteen days from Easter next to show cause wherefore the land 
should not be taken again and remain forfeit by reason of its ac- 
quisition in mortmain without hcence, and wherefore the prior should 
not answer for the issues from the time when it was first taken as 
aforesaid. 



March 10. To Thomas Saundres of Neubold escheator in Herefordshire. 
Reading. Order to take the fealty of John son and heir of Hugh Tirel, tenant 
in chief, according to the form of a scliedule enclosed, and to cause 
him to have seisin of the lands whereof his father was seised at his 
death ; as John proved his age before Henry de Prestwod, late 
escheator, and the king has respited his homage until Michaelmas 
next. 

To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Like 
order, as John son and heir of Hugh Tirel has proved his age before 
the late escheator in Herefordshire. 

The hke to John atte Wode, escheator in Salop. 

March IL To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to deliver to 
Reading. John son and heir of Hugh Tire] the manors of Stoke Wake and 
Gorewel], two thirds of the manor of Badecombe, 40 acres of meadow 
and 80 acres of pasture in Hulle, a messuage, dovecot and garden, 
80 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 3 acres of 
wood and 39s. \Qd. of rent in Caundel Wake, and the advowson of 
Badecombe church, which were taken into the king's hand by the 
death of John Wake and by reason of the nonage of the said heir ; 
as it was found by inquisition, taken by Thomas Gary late escheator, 
that John Wake at his death held the premises for life by divers 



34 EDWARD III. 18 



1300. Mewbrone 38 — cont. 

fines thereof levied in the king's court, with reversion to John son and 
heir of Hugli Tirel and of Mari^ery his wife, and that they are held 
of another tlian the kin<j; ; and tlie said lieir has proved liis age before 
the late escheator in Herefordshire. 

March 17. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with 6 acres of pasture in Hoggestorp, taken 
into the king's liand by reason of the death of Robert de Cracroft, 
and of the nonage of the heir of Adam de Welle, tenant in chief ; as 
it was found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Robert at 
his death held that pasture in his demesne as of fee of the said heir 
by knight seivice, that he died on 2 August in the 24th year of the 
reign, that answer has been made for the issues thereof by the 
escheators for the time being, and that John son of Robert is his 
next heir and of full age ; and on 27 August in the 29th year John 
son and heir of Adam proved his age, and the king respited his 
homage for the lands which his father held in chiei, and ordered 
livery thereof to be given him. 

MEMBBANh 37. 

March 4. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Whereas the 
Westminster, king lately granted to the merchants of the realm that they might 
until a certain time take wool, woolfells and hides to foreign parts 
upon payment of the customs and subsidies thereof due, and might 
choose one of them to govern and preserve their laws and privileges 
in Flanders, and to the end that answer might the better be made 
for such customs and subsidies, ordered that when those wools, wool- 
fells and hides were charged, letters indented should be made between 
the king's customers and the shipmasters, one part sealed with the 
king's cocket seal the other with the seal of the shipmasters, so 
that the customers should have the part sealed by the shipmasters 
at the exchequer upon their account, and the shipmasters should 
on coming to Flanders deliver the part with the king's seal to the 
said governor at his search, and in case any such goods should be 
found not cocketed nor customed they should be forfeited to the 
king with the ships bringing them ; and the king has learned that 
he and his lieges suffer daily loss, for that merchants of the realm cause 
such goods to be cocketed under the names of foreign merchants, 
and foreign merchants under the names of English merchants, and oft- 
times English merchants cause them to be laded in one ship with those 
of foreign merchants, and to be taken and unladed where they will, 
wherefore they are out of the rule of the said governor, and for that 
they are so carried to divers places and unladed elsewhere than in 
the port of the Swyn in Flanders, in the absence of the searcher, they 
are hidden and eloigned and the king's letters of cocket concealed, 
so that the king loses his customs, subsidies and forfeitures, and the 
merchants under the rule of the governor their profits ; and the king 
by assent of his council made an order that all merchants and others 
wishing to lade and take such goods out of the realm should make 
oath before the collectors of customs in the port of lading to ac- 
knowledge the owners' names, the parts whither they were to be 
taken, and the places where they were to be unladed, and should 
be enjoined by the collectors on pain of forfeiture to cause none to 



14 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 31—cont. 

be cocketed under other than the owners' names, nor to be laded 
• in ships touching at other places than the Swyn, and that in the 

letters of cocket mention should be made what goods are of English 
and what of foreign owners, to what parts tliey are to be taken, and 
where to be unladed : order to observe the premises on pain of 
forfeiture. 

a The like to the collectors of customs in the ports of Boston, Kyn- 

geston upon Hull, Great Jernemuth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sande 
wich, Bristol], Suthampton, Cicestre and Exeter. 

April 28. To Thomas de Foxle constable of Windsor castle and keeper of 
Westminster. Windsor forest. Order to pay of the issues of the castle and forest 
the arrears of their wages to the cliief forester of Windsor forest, to 
the porter of either gate of the castle, the surveyors of the castle works 
and of the parks, the clerk of the surveyors, the watchmen of the 
castle, the parker of the two new parks and the keeper of the manor 
within the park.* 

March 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order to dearrest all ships of aliens 

Westminster, of the king's friendship, by them arrested by virtue of the king's former 

order to arrest and keep safe all ships in that port for his service, 

and to suffer them to pass whither they will. By C. 

March 15. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order, on sight of these presents, 
Westminster, to Cause 50 quarters of wheat, 12 tuns of cider and 60 quarters of oats 
to be taken and purveyed and brought to Porcliester castle and there 
kept for furnishing the same, and likewise a quantity of victuals 
at the sheriff's discretion to be carried to Winchester castle for 
furnishing the same, and to certify the king speedily of an}^ reports 
of the enemy's arrival in those parts ; as the king has sure intelli- 
gence that his enemies of France are gathered in armed power with 
horses in a great fleet to invade the realm, purposing to land at the 
Isle of Wight, Portesmuth or Suthampton. By the guardian and C. 

March 16. To John Pledour purveyor of wheat in Suffolk for the king's use. 
Reading. Order to dearrest tlie ship which he arrested at Wodebrugg with wheat 
which the prior of Christ Church Canterbury bought and purveyed 
in that county for his own use, to take to his priory for maintenance 
of himself and his men abiding with him upon the safe guard of 
the shores of Kent against the attacks of the king's enemies, and to 
suffer the prior's servants to take the same to the said priory without 
hindrance, not intermeddhng henceforth with corn purveyed by 
the prior ; as the king desires to show favour to the prior by reason 
of the charges he bore at the time the king abode with his army in Kent 
upon his passage to France, and of the expenses he must daily incur 
in connection with the safe guard aforesaid. 

March 17. To Thomas de Brodestan keeper of Gloucester castle. Order 

Westminster, courteously on the king's behalf to warn the count of Juny, the king's 

prisoner dwelling at the town of Gloucester, to abide in the castle, 

and to receive him in the same and keep him safe, but without irons 

unless greater default or evil suspicion be found in him, so that none 

♦ Tested by the kiug. 



34 EDWARD III. 



If) 



1360. 



Membrane 37 — cojit. 



of his men abide in the castle or town with liim save one in the town 
to procure him food at his own cost and bring it to one of the keeper's 
men (by him deputed) at the castle gate, to be by tlio latter served ; 
also to take of tlie count an oath, such as other prisoners of his con- 
dition in like custody have made, whereof the tenor is enclosed, and 
if he refuse the oath, to keep him at his peril as he would answer before 
tlie king ; as the king's enemies of France in a liost of armed men 
with horses landed at Wynchelse on Sunday last, took the town, 
slew men therein found, and are riding about the country committing 
homicides, burnings and other mischief, whereby it is well that 
prisoners of France should be in sure custody. 

[Faedera.] By the guardian and C. 

The like to Edmund Flambard, constable of Bristoll castle, con- 
cerning the sieur de Creon. 

The like to John Cokayn, steward of Henry duke of Lancaster, 
concerning the sieur de Duryvall dwelling in the town of Pontefract, 
[Ibid.] 

To Richard Charles, constable of Tykhill castle. Like order to 
receive courteously the sieur de Daubeneye, the king's prisoner, 
whom he is sending thither. Bv the guardian and C. 

[Ibid.] 

March 3. To William de Hatton escheator in Kent. Order to take an oath 
Westminster, of Agnes late the wife of William atte Welle of Sandewich, tenant in 
chief, that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign 
her dower of the lands of her husband, in presence of John de Coloigne, 
to whom the king has committed the wardship of two thirds of those 
lands until the lawful age of William's heir, or of his attorney, if he 
choose to attend. 



March 19. To the bailiffs and true men of the city of Rochester. Order to 
Westminster, scour the moat and repair the \\'alls of the city, and cause it to be 
so guarded as to be safe from attacks by the king's enemies. 

By the guardian and C. 

March 30. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to take the 
Westminster, fealty of Abel Hunte, son and heir of John Hunte tenant in chief 
as of the honour of Peverel, according to the form of a schedule en- 
closed, and to give him seisin of the lands whereof his father at his 
death was seised in his demesne as of fee ; as Abel has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has respited his homage until 
Michaelmas next. 



March 28. 

Westminster. 



March 28. 

Westminster. 



March 26. 

Westniinster. 



To John de Stodeye the king's butler or his representative in the 
port of Suthampton. Order to deliver 12 tuns of wine to the sheriff 
of Suthampton for furnishing Winchester castle, as the king would 
have that castle provisioned against attacks of his enemies. 

By the guardian and C. 

To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order to cause Winchester castle 
to be repaired in walls, turrets, houses and buildings up to 201. by 
view of Nicholas Wodelok and John Fauconer. 

By the guardian and C. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, keeper of the king's forest 
of Claryngdon and Bokeholt, or to his representative. Order to cause 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 37 — cont. 

twelve oaks not bearing leaves in the forest of Bokeholt and the 
underwood of two acres in the park of Claryndon to be dehvered to 
Thomas de Hungerford sheriff of Wilts, for fuel and estovers for 
the king's castle of New Sarum. By the guardian and C. 

Membrane 36. 

March 30. To Thomas de Sancto Omero, John de Colby, William Clere and 
Westminster. John son of Thomas de Weston, collectors in Norfolk of the tenth 
and fifteenth last granted by the commons of England for the expenses 
of men at arms, armed men and archers. Order, on pain of forfeiture, 
that Thomas, William and John son of Thomas shall coUect and 
receive by their owx\ hands all moneys of the said tenth and fifteenth, 
and shall answer therefor, and that John de Colby shall in nowise 
intermeddle therewith, delivering anything received by him to the 
other collectors. By the guardian and C. 

March 26. To the arrayers of men at arms and archers in Berkshire. Whereas 
Westminster, for the defence of the realm against invasion the king has ordered 
a fleet of ships to sail with all speed with men at arms, armed men 
and archers to oppose the king's enemies, and must have great number 
of men for furnishing the same : order, on pain of forfeiture, upon 
sight of these presents, to cause 20 men at arms, 20 armed men and 
150 archers of the best to be chosen, tried, furnished with arms, 
armour, bows and arrows, and led to the to^\^l of Neubury, so 
that all the arrayers able to labour be there wdth them on Easter 
eve next, ready to march on the Monday following to the sea, and 
to sail in ships appointed on the king's service for defence of the 
realm at the accustomed wages of war, as shall be ordered on the 
king's behaK, and meanwhile the arrayers so marching to the sea 
shall send their servants to a place near the sea in the county of 
Suthampton to purvey provisions for the voyage, so that the 
same shall be ready to put on board at their coming, and the king 
desires that, on reaching the sea, their horses shall be sent back ; 
for orders have been given to the collectors in that county of the 
tenth and fifteenth last granted by the commons of England for the 
expenses of such men to pay by indenture to the arrayers and the 
said men their wages for five weeks from the time of leaving Berkshire, 
namely to every knight 2^., to an esquire 12r/., to an armed man 
Qd., to an archer M. By the guardian and C. 

[Fodder a.'] 
The like to the arrayers in several counties, namely : 

Oxfordshire, for 30 men at arms, 30 armed men, 150 archers at 

Neubury. 
Wilts, for 20 men at arms, 50 armed men, 200 archers at New 

Sarum. 
Somerset, for 20 men at arms, 40 armed men, 150 archers at 

Romeseye. 
Gloucestershire, for 12 men at arms, 30 armed men, 100 archers 

at Andevere. 
Worcestershire, for 10 men at arms, 20 armed men, 150 archers 
at Andevere. 
[Ihid.-] 



34 EDWAliL) 111. 



17 



1360. 



Membrane 36 — cont. 



To the collectors in Wilts of the tenth and fifteenth last granted 
for the expenses of men at arms, armed men and archers in tlie king's 
service for tlie defence of the reahn. Order, on pain of forfeiture, 
to pay by indenture to the arraycrs of the county and to 20 men at 
arms, 50 armed men and 200 archers for five weeks from the time of 
their leaving the county their accustomed wages of war, namely 
to every knight 25. a day, to an esquire VM., to an armed man M., 
and to an archer 4f/., and in case tliey have not so much money in 
hand, to borrow \\hat is lacking, and repay the loan of the first moneys 
arising from the tenth and fifteenth ; in accordance with an order 
given to tlie said arrayers to cause the men aforesaid to be chosen, 
tried, furnished and led to the town of New Sarum [etc. as ahove\. 

By the guardian and C. 

The like to the collectors in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, 
Gloucestershire, and Worcestershire for the numbers above men- 
tioned. 



Marcli 31. 

Reading. 



March 24. 

Bishops 
VValtham. 



To the collectors in Essex of the tenth and fifteenth last granted 
by the commons of England for the expenses of men at arms, armed 
men and archers in the king's service for defence of the realm. 
Order to pay by indenture to 20 men at arms, 20 armed men and 
60 archers, whom the king has ordered to be chosen and arrayed in 
that county to sail on his service in certain ships assembled for the 
purpose in the port of Sandwich, namely to every man at arms 2^., 
to every armed man Qd., and to every archer 4rf. a day for one month 
from the time of leaving the county, and that at their peril as they 
care for the safety of the realm. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the collectors in the following counties : — 

Hertfordshire, 20 armed men, 40 archers. 
Huntingdonshire, 10 men at arms and armed men, 60 archers. 
Buckinghamshire, 20 men at arms, 20 armed men, 80 archers. 
Bedfordshire, 20 men at arms, 20 armed men, 80 archers. 
Cambridgeshire, 40 men at arms and armed men, 100 archers 

for the body of the county, 10 armed men, 20 archers for the 

town of Cantebrigg ; all for one month. 

Northamptonshire, 20 men at arms, 40 armed men, 200 archers. 
Warwickshire, 10 men at arms, 20 armed men, 100 archers ; both 
for five weeks. 
[Ibid.] 

To John Bech, master of the ship called la cogg Johan of Sande- 
wich and to the merchants (sic) thereof. Order, in consideration 
of the present urgent need, to cause that ship to be unladed without 
delay of wines and other merchandise therein in the port of Suth- 
ampton, although freighted for another place, and to be prepared 
and furnished to sail, with other ships of the fleet appointed by the 
king for defence of the realm against invasions of his enemies of 
France to sail speedily with men at arms, armed men and archers 
to oppose those enemies, at the king's wages of war, with promise 
of indemnification ; the king desiring that the said master be con- 

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18 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13(30. Membrane 36 — cont. 

tented of the freight belonging to him for bringing such merchandise 
as far as the said port. By tlie guardian and C. 

[Fcedera.'] 

The like to the following shipmasters : — 

Galigus de la Horte, of la Touz Seintz of Bayonne. 
John de Creuhastyng, of la Seinte Marie cog of Wynchelse. 
Wilham Fissh, of la Seinte Marie cog of Dertemuth. 
John Farou, of la cog Johan of Sandewicz. 
Stephen James, of la James of Sandewicz. 
■ Richard de Estmere, of a ship of Maldon. 

[Ihid.'] 

Membrane 35. 

March 30, To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex, Hertfordshire and 
Westminster. Suffolk. Order not to intermeddle further with certain manors and 
rent taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Veer earl 
of Oxford, delivering the issues to Maud late his wife ; as the king 
has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by tlie escheator, that the 
earl at his death held jointly with Maud the manors of Bumi3stede, 
Great Benteleye, Fratyng, Great Kanefeld and Fyngre co. Essex, 
the manor of Great Hormede co. Hertford, the manors of Lavenham 
called Overhalle and Netherhalle in Lavenham, and the manors of 
Aldham and Cokefeld co. Suffolk, of the gift of John Fermer and 
Richard de Stokes parson of Lavenham, to hold to the earl and 
Maud and to the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied by the king's 
licence, and also held in Hertfordshire, in right of Maud, the manor 
of Welles and 26s. 8rf. of rent of the manor of Plesshes, and that the 
manors of Bumpstede, Benteleye, Kanefeld, Fyngre, Hormede, Over- 
halle, Netherhalle and Aldham are held in chief, the manors of 
Fratyng, Cokefeld and Welles of others than the king, and the king 
has taken the fealty of Maud. 

To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Like order, as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John de 
Veer earl of Oxford at his death held no lands in that county in his 
demesne as of fee in chief nor of others, but held the manors of Storton 
and Pole as dower of Maud his wife, of the endowment of Robert 
son of Robert Fitz Payn her first husband, and the manor of Hurde- 
cote in right of Maud, and that the manor of Hurdecote is held in 
chief, and the manors of Storton and Pole of others than the king. 

To Wilham de Hatton escheator in Kent, Sussex and Middlesex. 
Like order, as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the 
escheator, that the same earl at his death held no lands in those counties 
in his demesne as of fee in chief nor in service, but held jointly with 
Maud his wife the manors of Flete co. Kent and Kensyngton co. Mid- 
dlesex of the gift of Richard de Stoke clerk and John Fermer, to hold 
to the earl and Maud and to the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied 
by the king's hcence in his court, and held the manors of Bad- 
delesmere, Whitstapile, Bokenfold and Rydelyngwold and tenements 
at Cherleton (parcel of the last named manor) co. Kent, also the manor 
of Laghton co. Sussex together -with the hundred of Sheplak, in right 
of the said Maud, sister and one of the heirs of Giles de Baddelesmere, 
and that the manors of Baddelesmere, Whitstapile, Kensyngton, 



34 RDVVAIll) IIT. 19 



1;^()0. Membrane 35 — cont. 

RydplyngMold and Lagliton with the said hundrod, and the tenements 
in Chorlcton, are held in cliief, and the manors of Flete and Bokenfold 
of others than the king. 

To John de Bekyngton escheator in ]^orset. Like order, as the 
king has learned hy inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
same oail at his death hrld no lands in that eounty in chief or of others 
in his demesne as of fee, but lield the manor of Wroxhale for the life 
of Maud his wife by trrant of llobert do Crey of Codenore, and the 
manor of Worthe likewise as dower of Maud by assignment of Robert 
son of Rob(;rt Fitz Payn her former husband, and that the manor 
of Wroxhale is held in chief, tlie manor of Worthe of another than 
the king. 

To John de Wvndesore escheator in Leicestershire. Like order, 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by tlie escheator, that 
the same earl at his death held no lands in that bailiwick in chief 
in his demesne as of fee, but held jointly with his wife the manor of 
Wykyngeston, and that the said manor is held of another than the 
king. 

To Thomas Saundres of Neubold escheator in Herefordshire. Like 
order, as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by Henrv de 
PrestAvode late escheator, that the earl of Oxford at his death held 
no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee in chief nor in 
service, but held the castle and manor of Leonhales in right of Maud 
his wife, as one of the sisters and heirs of Giles de Baddelesmere, and 
that the castle and manor are held of another than the king. 

To William de Fililode escheator in Northamptonshire and Roteland. 
Like order, as the king has learned by divers inquisi<^ions. tak?n by 
the escheator, that the same earl at his death held no land in tliose 
counties in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the manors of Paston 
and Milton co. Nortliampton, and the manor of Maketesovcrton co. 
Rutland of the heritage of Maud his wife, which fell to her bv the 
death of Giles de Baddelesmere as one of his sisters and heirs, and 
that those manors are held of another than the king. 

To \\'^illiam de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order, 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escebator, tliat 
the same earl at his death held in chief the manors of Great Abyton 
and Great Caumpes jointly with Maud his wife, to them and the heirs 
of their bodies, by a fine levied by the king's licence in his court. 

April 16. To John de Sutton and his fellows, arrayers of men at arms and 
Reading. archers in Essex. Order not to intermeddle wdth the arraying of 
men at arms, armed men and archers of the king's cousin Elizabeth 
de Burgo or the tenants of her manors of Great Berteville and Clarette, 
nor to compel her to find such men to abide on the sea shore during 
the present perils but in parts adjoining her castle of Clare, so that 
her men be kept in array ready to march with the arrayers and other 
lieges when and where any peril of invasion may threaten under 
Thomas le Botiller or other sufficient person by her deputed ; as 
Elizabeth has petitioned the king shewing that, whereas she is abiding 
in that castle near the sea coast for the better defence thereof, where 
there is grievous daily peril of invasion, with men at arms, armed 
men and archers and with all her household, and has deputed Thomas 
to array and lead her men, who are ever arrayed and ready to march, 



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April 19. 

Rending. 



1360. Membrane 35 — cont. 

and is supporting excessive toil and expense for that cause, the 
arrayers, not considering this, are distraining her to find a set number 
of men at arms and archers to abide in other places in distant parts 
for the like purpose, and praying a remedy. By the guardian and C. 
The like to Edward de Monte Acuto and his fellows, arrayers in 
Suffolk, for the said EUzabeth's manors of Clare, Honyden, Stradesell, 
Denardeston and Sudbury. 

To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Boston. 
Order to pay to William Deyncourt, whom the king has lately ap- 
pointed warder with other lieges of his adversary of France, or to 
his attorney, as Avell 55. a day for 28 days from 22 March last to 18 
April over and above the daily wages of 40s. for his expenses and those 
of the others upon the said duty, according to an indenture between 
the king and William, as 33Z. 6s. %d. for remuneration of his costs 
incurred while abiding at the king's castle of Somerton upon that 
duty by the king's command, and also 45s. for his wages and those 
of the others for every day from IS April and henceforward so long 
as he shall have the custody of the said adversary, in accordance 
with the king's grant, in regard to his anxious and watchful care and 
great expense, wliich without the king's aid he could not support, 
as he has alleged. By the guardian and C. 

April 16. To the treasurer and the chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. 
Westminster. Order to deliver to Thomas de Baddeby, whom the king has now 
appointed treasurer of Ireland, 40/. out of the king's treasury for 
his expenses for his furniture and passage thither. 

By the guardian and C. 

April 12. Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, in place of Thomas Hertelaunde, who is insufficiently qualified. 

April 17. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk to cause a coroner to be elected in 
Westminster, place of Thomas de Byntre, who is insufficient^ qualified. 

April 20. To the bailiffs of the town of Boston. Order to permit all ships in 
Westminster, that port laden with wool, hides and woolfells for Flanders to cross 
without hindrance, upon payment of the customs and subsidies thereof 
due, any order to the contrary notwithstanding. 

By the guardian and C. 

May 12. To WiUiam de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further A^dth certain tenements in Bilburgh and Sand- 
wath taken into the king's hand by the death of Roger son of Ham on 
Basy, dehvering up the issues thereof ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Roger at his death held 
no lands in chief, but held the said tenements in his demesne as of 
fee of others than the king. 



Membrane 34. 

April 20. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of London 

Westminster, for the time being. Order to pay to the king's cousin Joan de Bares 

countess of Surrey 60L for Michaelmas term last, and 60/. every year 

henceforth at Michaelmas for her fife, and if the countess carmot 



34 KDVVARI) III. 



21 



1360. 



April 13. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 
obtain payment at their hands, to suffer lier by herself and her men 
to cocket wool of her own, or of others in her name, and cause the 
same to be carried to foreign parts without let, and to allow her the 
custom and subsidy tliereof arising until she be contented of the 
sums in arrear of the same, taking her letters of accjuittance ; 
as the countess on 29 June last by her writing indented demised to 
the king all castles, manors, towns and lands in Yorkshire which 
she held in dower of the king's assignment of the lands of John de 
\\'arenna earl of Surrey her late Imsband, to hold to the king his heirs 
ai'd assigns for life of the countess, rendering to the countess and 
her assigns every year during her life 120^. of the issues of the customs 
and subsidies in the ports of London and Cicestre, one moiety at 
Michaelmas in the port of London, the other moiety at Easter in the 
port of Cicestre, and the king granted that if the countess cannot 
obtain payment of that farm at the said terms, the collectors shall 
permit her to cocket wool and cause it to be carried to foreign parts 
as aforesaid. 

The like to the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of 
Cicestre for the remaining 60Z. for Easter term, to be paid henceforth 
every year at that term. 

To Richard de Ravenesere, administrator of the goods of Isabel 
the late queen mother. Order to pay of money of her lands and 
goods in his keeping to John de la Lee, late steward of the said 
queen's lands, 20 marks for his expenses in going from the town of 
Hertford to Haverford in Wales to hold an eyre in her lordship there 
and returning to Hertford, also 100 marks for his expenses when stay- 
ing in London as well for business concerning the said late queen and 
William de Walcote as upon the audit of the accounts of her baihffs, 
reeves and other ministers, and the oversight of business concerning 
the execution of her will. By the guardian and C. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, under 
pain of lOOZ. and forfeiture, to cause forty freestone masons to be 
chosen in the city and suburbs of London of the best masons there, 
and to be brought or sent safely to the king's castle of Wyndesore, 
so as to have them on Sunday after the feast of St. George next at 
latest, to be dehvered to William de Wykeham the king's clerk, 
clerk of the king's works iii that castle, there to abide on the works 
at the king's wages as long as need be, and nevertheless to take 
security from every such mason to abide upon the works and not 
withdraw without Ucence of the king or of Wilham, and to cause 
all those who may be certified by Wilham to have withdrawn without 
hcence to be arrested and imprisoned without mainprise by the 
sheriffs or their ministers until other order be taken for their punish- 
ment, certifying the king in chancery of the security so taken. 

By the guardian and C. 

The hke to the sheriffs of Kent, Essex and Hertford, Gloucester, 
Wilts, Somerset and Dorset, Leicester and Warwick, Northampton, 
and Cambridge and Huntingdon, for 40 masons each. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London, receivers of the moneys arising 
from the subsidy last granted of Qd. in the pound throughout the 
realm. Order to cause 739 marks of the said subsidy in their keeping 
(it is said) to be brought into the exchequer without delay, and 



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1360. Membrane 34: — cont. 

delivered by indenture to the treasurer and chamberlains, in part 
satisfaction of the sums which the king has paid for the wages and 
expenses of men at arras, armed men, archers and seamen to sail 
for the defence of the realm and repulse of the king's enemies 
scheming to invade the same ; as it is well known to the mayor and 
sheriffs how the subsidy was granted for that purpose, and though 
the king has caused ships and men in no small number to be gathered 
in divers ports, beheving he would have wages and expenses for 
them from the subsidy, yet because little thereof is hitherto paid, 
and the said wages and expenses amount to a great sum, and if the 
fleet had waited longer it might have been to the peril of the realm, 
the king has caused the said wages and expenses to be chevised and 
dehvered to the men by his treasurer. By the guardian and C. 

April 10. To Wilham Smale and the baihff of Edward prince of Wales of 
Westminster, liis hberty in the water of Dert. Order to dehver to the merchants 
named beloAv, to take to Flanders, certain wool, hides and other goods 
by them arrested and in their keeping, provided the said merchants 
siiall find secm'ity sufficient for William and the baihflf to answer 
to the king for those goods, if hereafter it be found that the custom 
' and subsidy due and 6c/. in the pound has not been thereof paid ; 

as lately, upon learning that a ship called la Seinte Antoyne of 
Castro, whereof Peter Johan is master, laden with divers mer- 
chandise izi the port of Bristol to be taken to Flanders, while saihng 
thither at sea was taken by certain of the king's ships upon suspicion 
that the goods therein were not duly customed and cocketed, and 
brought witliin that hberty, and there dehvered to the said baihif to 
keep until the king' swill should be declared, the king appointed Wilham 
to survey the goods in the said ship and the letters of cocket thereof 
made, and to make inquisition by the oath of true men of Devonshire 
whether any and what goods therefrom were eloigned from the time 
it was so taken, what goods were cocketed and customed, and the 
other circumstances, and William certified that he went to the ship 
and viewed all the goods therein, namely 86 sarplers of wool con 
taining 142 sacks and 12 cloves of wool, 42 pieces of tin, 6 lasts and 
5 dakers of hides, 7 pipes of honey, and no more save the ship's 
tackle, nor were there more on the day it was so taken save 24 
faldings of Ireland, price 48<s., which were sold by the seamen for 
lack of victuals, as testified on oath by the shipmaster and liis fellows, 
that the merchandise remains in Wilham' s keeping, and thereof 
Robert Cheddre and Geoffrey Beauflour of Bristol have paid the 
custom, subsidy and poundage for 118 sacks and 6 cloves of wool 
in 72 sarplers weighed at Bristol, Robert Cheddre for 4 lasts, 18| 
dakers of hides and 3 hides customed and cocketed at Dubhn, Henry 
Derneford for 16 dakers of hides customed and cocketed at Cork 
in Ireland, Wilham Fohot for 5| dakers of hides, and 1| dakers of kips 
customed and cocketed at Waterford in Ireland, Thomas Babbecary 
merchant of Bristol for 24 sacks and 6 cloves of Welsh wool weighed 
by the Enghsh pound in 15 sarplers to the collectors of the king's 
staple at Kermerdyn, and William Doudyn of Bristol at Bristol 
for 3 dakers and 2 salted hides, and further Walter de Frompton 
and Geoffrey Beauflour, collectors of the subsidy of M. in the pound, 
have received that subsidy at Bristol of the said Thomas, Robert 
and Geoffrey, namely 2s. the sack for 24J sacks and 6 cloves of 



.34 EDWAKJ) 111. 



23 



13 60. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 



Welsh Mool, and (id. the pound of 42 jneces of tin and 7 pijjes of 
h(mey, as appeait-d by divers letters of cocket shewn before William 
Smale and William Orchard, who brought the king's commission 
to William Smale by order of the council and was charged to inform 
him u})on the premises ; and William Smale, having viewed the 
said letters, charged William Orchard as well privately as publicly to 
say what he knew on behalf of the king, and likewise caused pro- 
clamation to be made if any other had aught to say, and for better 
information made in(|uisition by tliree juries by true men of the town 
of Dertmuth, of the hundred of Haytorre and of the hundred of 
(\)lrigge, informed so far as he knew by William Orchard on the 
king's behalf, whereby it was found that all things contained in that 
certificate are true. By the guardian and C. 

May 6. To the bailiffs of the town of Great Jernemuth. Order to cause a 

Westminster, ship of Robert Billyng of Jernemuth, whereof I'eter de Ormesby 
is master, which is in the port of that town it is said, to be arrested 
and detained until further order ; as the king has learned by in- 
quisition, taken by Reynold de Ferrers, subadmiral of Guy de Bryan 
the king's admiral from Thames mouth westward, that a crayer of 
Goseford was broken and imperilled by a blow which it received from 
the said shi]) at sea near the Isle of Wight in a place called ' le 
Converse,' and five men therein were killed, whereby the said ship 
onght to pertain to the king according to maritime law. 

By the guardian and C. 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull, and 
to the mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. 

April 3. To the warden of the hall of the king's scholars in the university 

Westminster, of Cambridge. Order to receive master Nicholas de Drayton bachelor 
in civil law and John de Kent bachelor in arts to abide among the 
king's scholars in that hall of the king's alms, in the room of Stephen 
Bynan and Thomas fitz, Wauter, late scholars there, who have \Aath- 
drawn without the warden's licence, and are staying abroad at the 
war, as the A^arden has certified. By the guardian and C. 



Membrane 33. 

April 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchecfuer. Order to allow 
Westminster. Robert de Clifford of BerA\ick upon TA\eed at his account \2Ql. due 
to him and William de Killum foi' their fees for three years past, if 
he has contented the king of that sum received by Wilham de 
Killum of the customs in the port of Berwick, upon the j^etition of 
Robert for such allowance ; as he was appointed against his will 
collector with William of the customs in that port, and William had 
• received that sum and is in foreign parts in the king's army, and so 

Robert AAas adjudged to the prison of Flete and there detained until 
he had contented the king thereof. By C. 

April 30. To the collectors in Middlesex of the tenth and fifteenth granted 

Westminster, by the commons of England for the expenses of men at arms, armed 

men and archers by sea and land for defence of the realm. Order, 

on pain of lOOZ, to bring 100 marks into the exchequer on this instant 



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1360. Membrane 33 — cont. 

Saturday, 2 May, of the money arising from the said tenth and 
fifteenth, and to deliver the same by indenture to the treasurer and 
chamberlains in part satisfaction of wages by the king chevised ; 
as it was lately resolved by the prelates, nobles and commons of 
England that a fleet of ships with great power of armed men and 
archers should be sent to sea for the defence of the realm and the 
repulse of the king's enemies preparing to invade the same, and that 
wages should be paid the men of the tenth and fifteenth, and though 
the king, hearing reports that the enemies were at sea ready to invade, 
ordered a certain number of men at arms, armed men and archers 
in certain counties to be arrayed and brought to certain ports in the 
west and south, and their wages paid, few came to those ports 
at the days appointed, wherefore the kmg caused others to be arrayed 
to fill up the number, and theii' wages to be chevised and paid, lest 
through prolonged delay the realm should be imperilled by attacks 
of the enemies, and so the said fleet is at sea with a well furnished 
power. By the guardian and C. 

The like to the collectors in the following counties : 

Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, for lOOZ. each on Monday 
next. 

Hertfordshire, Surrey, for 1001. each on Saturday next. 

Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, for 200 marks each, Cam- 
bridgeshire for 100/, Huntingdonshire for 100 marks, Berkshire 
for 100/. on Wednesday next. 

Somerset, Dorset, for 100/. each, Gloucestershire for 200/, Wilts 
for 100/, Warwickshire for 200 marks on 8 May. 

April 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to dis- 
Westminster. charge Henry de Bello Monte as well of 100/. which he ought to render 
at the exchequer at Midsummer next for the farm of his lands, in the 
king's hand by reason of his nonage and to him committed by the king, 
as of that farm from the day aforesaid until his lawful age ; as the 
king of his favour, and in aid of the expenses incurred by Henry in 
the king's service at his last progress in foreign parts, has pardoned 
him that sum and the said farm. 

By p.s. made in foreign parts [24450]. 



April 28. 
Reading. 



April 16. 

Westminster. 



To Richard de Ravenesere the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper 
of chancery. Order to pay to Jordan de Barton, serjeant of the 
rolls of chancery, 6O5. for his expenses incurred by the council's 
command for removing the rolls and memoranda of chancery, as well 
of the times of former kings as of the present, out of the king's great 
Tower of London, wherein the king by assent of the council has ordered 
the dwelhng of his adversary of France, and for placing them else- 
where, for repair of the chests, and for making new ambries for 
keeping the said rolls and memoranda, taking his acquittance. By C. 

[Fced,era.'] 

To John de Neubury the king's clerk, keeper of the great wardrobe. 
Order to cause one cloth of gold called ' baudekyn ' to be dehvered 
of the king's gift to the dean and college of the king's chapel of St. 
George within his castle of Wyndesore for the funerals of Roger de 
Mortuo Mari late earl of March to be therein celebrated. 

By the guardian. 



M RDWARD III. 



25 



1300. 
April 28. 

Westminster. 



Mernhrane 33 — cont. 



April 28. 

Westminster. 



. April 16. 

Westminster. 



March 30. 

Westminster. 



April 30. 

Westminster. 



To the mayor and bailiffs of tho town of Dertemuth. Order to 
dearrest all ships now in that port, and to suffer the owners and 
niavsters to make their advantage thereof as they shall tiiink good, 
tliough the king lately ordered a fleet of ships to sail for the defence 
of the realm and tlie repulse of his enemies scheming to invade the 
same, and for that cause commanded all shi[)s in singular the ports 
of the realm to be arrested and prepared ; as the said navy is already 
at sea with great power of armed men. By C. 

[Foedera.] 

To the bailiff's and true men of the town of Gloucester. Order, 
on pain of forfeiture, to cause the walls and towers of that town to be 
repaired without delay, the ditches to be scoured, trees and scrub 
growing beneath the walls to be uprooted and I'cmoved, and all men 
of the town to be furnished with arms, namely each according to his 
estate, and arrayed ; also to the bailiff's to take, arrest and imprison 
all who shall be found to resist until the king take other order for 
their punishment ; as the king has learned that there are defects 
in the walls and towers, and that they threaten to fall in divers places, 
whereby (unless speedily repaired) grave peril is likely as well to the 
town as to the parts adjacent by invasions of the king's enemies 
without the realm, and the king would make provision for its defence 
in all quarters. 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 
the king's hand from three cottages which were of Wilham Clerc 
in the parish of St. Michael on the hill Lincoln, and not to inter- 
meddle further therewdth, dehvering up the issues ; as the king 
lately ordered the escheator to certify him in chancery of the cause 
wherefore they were by him taken into the king's hand, and he 
returned that he so took them for that it was found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that William died seised of those 
cottages and had no heir of blood, nor bequeathed them to any man 
by his testament ; and b}' another inquisition, taken by the escheator 
at the king's command, it is found that the said cottages are not held 
of the king, wherefore they could not now pertain to the king by way 
of escheat by the death of William. 

To WiUiam Fililode escheator within the liberty of Holdernesse. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which Robert de 
Botheby and Margery his wife at their death held of the king by knight 
service as of the manors of Skipsee and Cleton lately in his hand, and 
which by their death and by reason of the nonage of their heir were 
taken into the king's hand; as John son of Thomas de Botheby, cousin 
and heir of Robert and Margery, has proved his age before the 
escheator, and on 7 March in the 29th year the king by patent gave 
the said manors to Isabel his daughter for her life, to hold with the 
knights' fees to the same belonging. 

The like to the same escheator, for Richard de Roos cousin and 
heir of Richard de Roos deceased. 



April 26. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to dehver 

Westminster, to Maud, late the wife of John de Veer earl of Oxford tenant in chief, 

the manors of Colne, Stansted Mounfichet and Dodynghirst, in the 



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1360. 



Membrane 33 — cont. 



king's hand by reason of the earl's death, which the king, by assent 
of John de Oxeneye her attorney and of William parson of Lavenham, 
general attorney of Thomas son and heir of the said earl on the king's 
service be^'^ond the seas, has assigned to Maud to hold in dower, 
rendering to Thomas and his heirs during her hfe 01. a year, which is 
the excess of her dower according to the extents, and has taken her 
oath that she wiU not marry without the king's licence. 

May 6. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay 

Reading, to John de Kirketon 16 marks, to William de Colvill 13 marks, to 
Saier de Rocheford 13 marks, and to John Deyncourt 8 marks of 
the 50 marks which the king ordered the collectors to pay to the 
said John, William, Saier and John, whom he deputed with others 
to guard his adversary of France, for their remuneration and for 
recompense of expenses by them incurred in that duty over and above 
their daily wages, taking from every of them letters of acquittance. 

By the guardian and C. 
[Feeder a.'] 

May 1. To the collectors of the j^etty custom and of %d. in the pound in 

Westminster, the port of London. Order not to suffer any bales, fardels or tuns of 
merchandise of drapery, leather, mercery, spicery, napery, wax and 
the like belonging to the king's wardrobe, brought to that port by 
merchants native or foreign, to be opened, customed or delivered 
to znerchants until they first come to the port of the ' wolwhartf ' 
where wools and other merchandise are to be laded, unladed and cus- 
tomed, and until the clerk and keeper of the great wardrobe has had 
view thereof, and taken for the king's use what he shall think meet, 
and to cause the said clerk to have warning to come thither for view 
thereof when such merchandise shall come to the port. 

By the guardian and C. 



Membrane 32. 

AprU 22. To William de Hatton, escheator in Sussex and Kent. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle with the manors of Swannescompe and Herehithe 
CO. Kent, held of the king in chief, and the manor of Drayton co. Sussex, 
which the escheator took (it is said) into the king's hand by reason 
of the death of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, deUvering the 
issues thereof to WilUam bishop of Winchester, Ralph SpigurneU 
knight, John de Bisshopeston clerk, John Laundels and John Gour ; 
as tlie king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the earl at his death held no lands in those counties in his demesne 
as of fee in chief or of others, for that long before his death, with the 
king's licence, he demised the manors aforesaid to the said bishop 
and the others named for term of their hves. 

April 21. To John Mautravers and his fellows, arrayers of men at arms and 
Reading, archers in Dorset. Order to stay the assessment made upon Master 
Richard de Netherhaven prebendary of Slepe, Master WiUiam 
archdeacon of Salisbury, prebendary of the second portion of 
Bemynstre, Master Philip Bernardyn prebendary of Overbury in 
Yatemunstre, Master John Welwyk prebendary of Netherbury in 
Yatemunstre, Martin Mouhssh prebendary of Chyerdestok and John 



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27 



1;^()0. Membrane. 32 — cont. 

Gogli prebendary of Preston in the church of St. Mary, Rahsbury, 
for tlieir yaid benefices, to find men at arms, aimed men or arelicis to 
march with the arrayers against the king's enemies, or for payment 
of any sums for the exjuMises of sucli men, and to release any dis- 
traints for that cause on them made ; upon the petition of the said 
prebendaries, praying a remedy, as they are ready to pay the portions 
falHng to them of the tenth last granted by the clergy of the realm 
for furtherance of the wav, and (among others of the said clergy) 
have caused men to be arrayed for their benefices to march against 
the said enemies should they presume to invade the realm, but the 
arrayers nevertheless are causing them to be assessed among laymen 
to find men as aforesaid and divers sums for their expenses, and to 
be distrained for the same. By the guardian and C. 



April 4. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Dertimuth. Order, for 

Westminster, the good service of William Smale of that town, upon his petition, 
to suffer him to lade his ship called la Margarete of 76 tuns (now 
detained by them under arrest among other ships of those parts, 
by the king's command, together with two other ships of his called 
la cog Thomas of 130 tuns and la Sainte Marie cog of 110 tuns) 
with 300 quarters of beans and 100 quarters of wheat, and to send 
the same to the parts of Glascony to seek his ship called la Constaunce 
{Custaunce) of Dertmuth long since sent thither and lost, as he fears, 
for that it has not returned, and to make his profit of the beans and 
corn, the arrest notwithstanding, provided that la cog Thomas and 
la Seint Marie cog be ready iipon warning given him to sail on the 



king's service for defence of the realm. 



By the guardian and C. 



May 4. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland for the time being. 

Westminster. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Philippa, late wife of Roger 
de Mortuo Mari earl of March tenant in chief, according to the law 
and custom of Ireland, of the lands which were the earl's in Ireland 
and were taken into the Idng's hand by reason of his death, in presence 
of Thomas de Bacldeby treasurer of Ireland, John de Carreu knight 
and James de Watenhull, to whom the king has committed the 
Avardship of those lands, if they wish to be present, and to send that 
assignment under the king's seal used in Ireland to be enrolled in 
the chancery of England, 

April 28. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to deliver 
Reading. to Maud late wife of John de Veer earl of Oxford tlie bailiwick of 
the forestership in that county, together with all issues by him taken 
since the death of Baldwin Buttetourt knight ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Baldwin at his 
death held that bailiwick in chief for the earl's life of the grant of 
the earl, who held the same of the right of Maud, and the king has 
taken the fealty of Maud. 

To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 
the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 
8 tofts and 9 bovates of land in Cay ton and Osgotby, delivering the 
issues thereof to the abbot of Riavall ; as it was found by certificate 
of the escheator, returned into chancery, that he took the premises 
into the king's hand for that he found by inquisition, before him 
taken by the king's command, that William de Fortibus earl of Albe- 



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1360. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 



marie in the time of King Hemy III granted the same, being of 
the carl's fee, to the then abbot and to Ins successors to hold of the 
earl and his heirs, earls of Albemarle, by scutage for ever, and that 
the fees which were of the earl being in the king's hand, and the abbey 
void, the abbot now elect and confirmed did not perform the services 
due to the king ; and afterwards the abbot gave the king to under- 
stand that the premises are held of the abbot of Whiteby and not 
of the fees which were of the said earl, nor were ever in possession 
of the said earl, and petitioned for removal of the king's hand, and 
the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition thereupon, whereby 
it is found that the premises are held of the abbot of Whiteby and 
his successors by the service of 13s. lOd. a year, and were so held 
time out of mind, that the abbot of Whiteby holds them in service 
of Henry duke of Lancaster as of his castle and honour of Pykeryng 
in almoin, and not of the fees which were of the said earl, and that 
they were never in possession of the said earl, whereby the abbot 
of Riavall is not bound to perform any services to the king by reason 
thereof. 

May 4. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand upon John Delves for an account of the issues of the 
temporahties of the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield by reason 
of the vacancy, and to discharge him thereof, provided that Hugh 
de Hopwas canon of Lichfield and Philip de Luttele answer for the 
same ; as the king lately committed to Hugh, John and Phihp the 
keeping of the said temporahties, so as to answer at the exchequer for 
the issues thereof arising as in the letters patent is contained, but 
John is so occupied about the business of Edward prince of Wales 
that he can nowise attend to that duty as the king is informed, and 
Hugh has testified that John has not intermeddled therein. 

By the guardian and C. 

April 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Westminstar. discharge Joan de Ferrariis, prioress of Leomynstre co. Sussex, of 10 
marks yearly for three years next to come of her yearly farm of 20 
marks ; as in consideration of the poverty of that priory, which 
(among other priories, lands and possessions of alien rehgious of the 
power of France in England) was lately taken into the king's hand 
by reason of the war with France, and the keeping whereof the king 
granted to Joan for the farm aforesaid, to hold during the war, 
the king has pardoned her so much of her farm for three years, so 
that when that time is past she shaU be bound to pay the whole. 

By the guardian and C. 

April 26. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order nor to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Mighenden which was of Thomas 
de Sancto Mauro deceased, deUvering up the issues thereof ; as the 
king lately ordered the escheator to certify him of the cause wherefore 
he took that manor into the king's hand, and he returned that he so 
took the same for that John de Stoke knight certified the king's 
chancellor that the escheator so took it with other manors of the 
said Thomas ; and the king, considering that cause null, long since 
removed his hand from the other manors. 



May 10. Order to the sheriff of Bedford to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, in place of John Alsey, who has no lands in that county. 



34 EDWARD III. 



29 



13G0. 

May 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 32. — cont. 



To the treasurer and the barons of the exche(juer. Order to allow 
to Thomas de Bradestan, constable of the king's castle of Gloucester, 
37/. 13.S". hi. of debts \\luch shall bo found due from him at the 
exchequer, as Thomas has laid out in repair of the great tower of that 
castle in the present year and the last Til. 3.s. 5rf., in repair of the 
walls 67.s\ M., and of the houses 11. 2s. ^i., according to the certificate 
of the abbot of St. Peter, Gloucester, and the prior of Lanthony, 
whom the king appointed to make inciuisition concerning the expenses 
of Thomas therein. By C. 

May 20. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, in place of Hamon de Barsham, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Membrane 31, 

April 23. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay 
Westminster, to William de Aldeburgh 50 marks for Easter term last, taking his 
acquittance, in accordance with the king's patent of 26 March in 
the 30th year of his reign, granting to William, for his good service, 
100 marks a year of the issues of the customs and subsidies in that 
port for his Ufe or until provision be made of lands for his life. 

March 24. To Henry Cok bailiff of the earl of Richemund of Boston. Order, 
Westminster, on sight of these presents, under pain of forfeiture, to cause all great 
ships and barges fit for war in that port to be arrested, furnished with 
men at arms, armed men, archers and seamen, and victualled for one 
month, and when so furnished to be brought to the town of Sande- 
wich or elsewhere, where the king has ordered a fleet to be gathered, 
to sail against the king's enemies in the company of those whom he 
shall appoint captains of the fleet, and to cause such sum of money 
as may suffice for the wages of the men so sailing for one month, 
victuals and other necessaries to be borrowed and chevised of 
merchants and other true men of the town, to whom prompt pay- 
ment shall be made of the first payment of the tenth and fifteenth 
newly granted by the commons of England for such wages and costs 
for defence of the realm ; as to resist the malice of the king's enemies 
of France, who newly invading the realm have taken the town of 
Wynchelse, slain the men therein, and done much mischief, it is 
ordered by the nobles and others of the king's council that a fleet of 
ships of the admiralty of the w est, and another of the admiralty of the 
north, shall sail with all speed, furnished as aforesaid. 

By the guardian and C. 

April 16. To the collectors of the custom of wools, hides and woolfells in the 
Westminster, port of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun earl of Nor- 
hampton or to his attorney 90Z. 8s. 2fi. for Easter term last, of a 
sum of 180/. 165. 5\d yearly, taking his acquittance ; as among other 
grants to the earl for maintaining the honour of his earldom, the king 
lately granted him 400/. in that port, 150/. in the port of Boston and 
160/. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to be received by him and 
the heirs male of his body of those customs at Easter and IVIichaelmas 
by even portions, until certain lands then held for life by others, 
the reversion whereof was granted to the earl, should come to his 
hands, as in the patent is contained ; and on 26 July in the 21st 



30 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 31 — cont. 

year of the reign the king ordered the castle, manor and town of 
Staunford and the manor and town of Grantham (held for life by 
John de Warenna late earl of Surrey) to be delivered to him, and 
after on 26 November in the same year the castle and manor of 
Okham co. Rutland and the shrievalty of that county (held for Hfe 
by Hugh de Audele late earl of Gloucester and Margaret his wife, 
the reversion whereof after the death of those tenants was so granted), 
to the value of 519Z. 35. 6|fZ. a year, and granted that he should have 
the residue of 180/. I65. 5|(Z. every year of the issues of the customs 
in the port of London. 

To the same. Like order to pay to the said earl of Norhampton 
or to his attorney 37Z. lis. for Easter term last; as among other 
grants for maintaining the honour aforesaid the king granted him 
the reversion of the castle, manor and town of Staunford, and of 
the manor and town of Grantham co. Lincoln (held for life by John 
de Warenna late earl of Surrey), to hold to the earl of Norhampton and 
the heirs male of his body, to the value of 225/. 6s. a year, in part 
provision of 1000/. of land and rent which the king promised, and 
after the death of the earl of Surrey ordered the same to be dehvered 
to the earl of Norliampton ; and after Joan who was wife of the 
earl of Surrey before the justices of the Bench recovered against the 
earl of Norhampton the third part of the said manors as her dower, 
and the same was delivered to her accordingly on Monday after the 
Invention of Holy Cross in the 25th year of the reign by the sheriff 
of Lincoln, as he has certified in chancery, and to recompense the 
earl of Norhampton for the manors so recovered by judgment of the 
king's court, the king by letters patent granted him 75/. 2s. a year 
of the customs of the port of London until that third part come 
to his hands by the death of Joan. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to the said earl of Nor- 
hampton or to his attorney 100/. for Easter term last of the farm 
or issues of tliat city according to the king's letters patent; as among 
other grants to maintain the honour aforesaid, the king granted him 
200/. to be received every year by him and the heirs male of his body 
of the said farm and issues until certain lands (held for hfe by others) 
whereof the king granted him the reversion should come to his hands. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex, for payment of 50/. for Easter term 
of 100/. yearly. 

To the sheriff of Norhampton. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to 
pay to the said earl of Norhampton or to his attorney 10/. for Easter 
term last, according to the king's charter granting to him and his 
heirs for ever 20/. under the name and honour of earl of Norhampton, 
to be taken yearly of the farm or issues of that county. 

April 16. To the collectors of the custom of wools, hides and woolfells in 

Westminster, the port of liOndon. Order to pay John de Coupeland and Joan 
his wife or to Robert de Wendout their attorney 95/. 2s. l^d. for Easter 
term last, taking their acquittance ; as by patent of 21 May in the 
29th year of his reign the king granted to John and Joan that they 
should receive every year 190/. 5s. 3|(/. of the issxies of the customs 
in that port for their lives, until provision should be made for their 
lives of land and rent to that amount, in full of 500/. of land and 
rent formerly granted to John for his good service at the battle of 
Durham. 



34 EDWARD III. 



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1300. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Like order to pay to John de Cou[)elan(l 50^ for Easter term last ; 
as by letters patent of 20 January in the 2()th year of his rei<fn the king 
granted him, as well for his good service as for abiding with the king 
with 20 men at arms, 100^. every year of the customs of that port 
for life, or until provision should be made him of lOOL of land or rent 
for his Hfe. 

April 16. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the 
Westminster, port of London. Order to pay to Frank de Hale or to John Malwayn 
his attorney 150L for Easter term last, taking his acquittance ; as 
by letters patent of 1 February in the 26th yesir of his reign, in con- 
sideration of his homage and for abiding witli the king with 25 men 
at arms for term of his Ufe, the king granted him .300^ every year 
for term of his life, as well in time of peace as of war, of the issues 
of the customs in that port, without any other fee or remuneration 
for himself or his said men. 

April 16. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay 
Westminster, to John de Bello Campo or to liis attorney 50/. for Easter term last, 
according to tlie king's letters patent, taking his acquittance ; as on 17 
March in the 25th year of his reign tlie king granted him 280Z. every 
year of the issues of tlie customs in the ports of London and Boston, 
namely 180?. in that of London and 100?. in that of Boston, for his 
life or until provision should be made him for life of lands and rents 
to that value. 

The like to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells 
in the port of London, for payment of 90?. to the said John for Easter 
term of the 180?. aforesaid. 

April 6. To John de Stodeye the king's butler. Order to cause 12 tuns of 

Westminster, wine of Gascony to be carried to the king's castle of Porcestre, and 
other 12 to his castle of Winchester, and to be delivered by indenture 
to the sheriff of Sutha.mpton for furnishing the same. 

By the guardian and C. 

To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order in pursuance to receive and 
safe keep the wine aforesaid. 



Membrane 30. 

May 18. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order to cause John son 

Westminster, and heir of Adam de Grymstede, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 
the lands whereof his father at his death was seised in his demesne 
as of fee ; as John has proved his age before the escheator, and the 
king has taken his fealty for the lands Mhich his father held in chief, 
and respited his homage until Michaelmas next. 

May 18. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to cause John 

Westminster, son of Elizabeth Syfrewast, cousin and heir of Robert Syfrewast 
and of Joan wife of Robert, tenants in chief, to have seisin of the lands 
of which Robert and Joan at their deaths were seised in their demesne 
as of fee ; as John has proved his age before the escheator, and the 
king has taken his fealty for the lands which Robert and Joan held 
in chief, and has respited his homage until Michaelmas next. 



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1360, 



Membrane 30 — cont. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



To John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire. Like order, as John 
son of Elizabetli Syfrewast has proved his age before John de 
Bekynton. By the guardian. 

To William de Fililode escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to re- 
move the king's hand and not to intermeddle furtlier with certain 
tenements of Stephen de Stratford and Margaret his wife in Sulgrave, 
deUvering to them the issues ; as the king lately ordered the escheator 
to certify him in chancery touching the cause wherefore they were 
by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took 
them for that it was found by inquisition, taken of his office, that 
Stephen" lately held those lands, namely one messuage, one mill, 
two carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow and 205. of rent, of the 
king in chief as of his castle of Wyndesore by the service of rendering 
12s. a year for ward of that castle, and aliened the same to Wilham 
Baret in fee, and William without the king's licence thereof enfeoffed 
Stephen and Margaret ; and after, at the suit of Stephen and 
Margaret, by inquisition taken by the escheator by virtue of the 
king's command, it was found that the premises are held of Isabel 
the king's daughter as of her manor of Wedon in that county as 
of the fee of Pynkeney, which manor Isabel holds of the king's gift 
with the knights' fees thereto belonging, and not of the king. 

Note, that here the king returned to England, as in a memorandum 
enrolled on the hack of the roll. 



May 23. To Ralph Spigurnel, John de Bisshopeston, John Laundels and 
Westminster. John Gour. Order not to intermeddle further in the king's name 
Avith the castle and lordship of Dynbegh by reason of the wardship of 
Edmund son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl of March, 
but to deliver the same with the issues thereof to Edward prince of 
Wales or to his attorney ; as lately by his charter the king gave 
to Edward his eldest son, whom he created prince of Wales, the 
principality of Wales to hold to him and his heirs kings of England 
with all his castles, towns, lordships and lands of North Wales, West 
Wales and South Wales, all fees, royalties and hberties thereto be- 
longing as fully as tlie king held the same ; and now it is shewn 
on belialf of the j)rince that, whereas the castle and lordship of 
Dynbegh are and of old were member and parcel of the principality, 
and William de Monte Acuto late earl of Salisbury (to whom the 
king gave the same before the said creation, to hold to the earl and 
the heirs of his body) did homage therefor as member and parcel of 
the principality to the prince after his creation and so was thereof 
seised at his death, after whose death the prince seized the same 
into his hand by reason of the nonage of William his son and heir 
now earl of Salisbury, and had the wardship thereof, and when the 
said heir came of age took his homage and caused the same to be to 
him delivered, and he so held the said castle and lordship until the 
late earl of March by judgment of the king's court recovered the 
same against the said earl of Sahsbury, by virtue of which recovery 
the earl of March was thereof seised until his death, whereby they 
descended to Edmund his son and heir being within age, and though 
the wardship thereof by reason of the nonage of Edmund pertains 
to the prince for the causes aforesaid, Ralph Spigurnel and the 



34 EDWARD III. 33 



1300. Membrane. 30 — cont. 

others (alleging that the said castle and lordship are the barony of 
March, and as such are held of the king as of the crown of England 
and not of the principaHty) have in the king's name entered and 
occupy the same by reason of the nonage of Edmund, wherefore the 
prince has prayed the king for remedy ; and because the king is 
fully informed that, at the time when the principality came to the 
hands of King Edward I by forfeiture of Lewelin then prince of 
Wales, the cantreds of Roos and of Rowynok (wherein are the castle 
and lordsliip of Dynbegh) were annexed to the principahty and seized 
into that king's hands as a single lordship, and that king by his 
charter gave those cantreds to Henry de Lacy tlien earl of Lincoln 
and to liis heirs, who therein built a castle which he named the castle 
of Dynbegh, and for them did homage and fealty at Odyam to King 
Edward II (then prince of Wales) in the lifetime and by command 
of King Edward I, and so died seised of the cantreds and castle afore- 
said as parcel of the principality, whereby they descended hereditarily 
to Alice daughter and heir of Henry, whom Thomas then earl of 
Lancaster took to wife, and Thomas and Alesia held the castle and 
cantreds until King Edward II (liaving the principality in his hand) 
seized them into his hand by the forfeiture of Thomas, and gave them 
(under the name of the castle and lordship of Dynbegh) to Hugh 
le Despenser the son and to his heirs to hold of that king as of the 
principahtj^ and the present king after, being seised of the prin- 
cipality, caused that castle and lordship to be seized into his hand 
b)^ the forfeiture of Hugh, and gave them to Roger de Mortuo Mari 
then earl of March (grandfather of Roger afterwards earl who was his 
heir) and to his heirs, and so Roger the grandfather held them until 
they came to the king's hands by his forfeiture, and so being in his 
hand the king gave them to William de Monte Acuto late earl of 
Sahsbury the father, and as well that earl as the now earl of Salisbury 
successively did homage to the prince for the same, whereby it appears 
that the said cantreds, the castle of Dynbegh therein built and the 
lordship of Dynbegh are and were of old time member and parcel of 
the principality By K. 

Et erat patens. 

May 26. To John Clerc of Suthampton. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 

Westminster, to cause the ten forfeited cloths which William de Warrewyk de- 
livered to him to be brought to Westminster and delivered to the 
king's treasurer and chamberlain to his use. By K. 

May 26. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay 

Westminster, to WiUiam Deyncourt the 4:5s. a day which the king granted for his 
wages and the wages of his fellows and their men for the time they 
should be on duty, until the 24 May inclusive, on which day they 
were discharged, and also the 50 marks which the king hkewise 
granted liim for his reward, taking his acquittance ; as William 
Deyncourt, John de Kyrketon and their fellows remained upon the 
guard of the king's adversary of France his prisoner until the day 
above mentioned. By K. 

May 26. To the same collectors. Order to pay to John de Kyrketon, Saier 

Westminster, de Rocheford and William de Colvill, whom the king deputed with 

others to guard liis adversary of France, 55. a day for the wages of the 

CR3 



34 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13(30. Membrane 30 — cont. 

archers in their retinue for that duty from 12 April until 24 May last, 
the day of their discharge, taking their acquittance ; as the king 
granted them that sum for the wages of ten archers in their retinue 
for that duty from 22 March last inclusive, and has ordered his 
treasurer and chamberlains to pay the same of the treasury for three 
weeks, namely until 12 April. By K. 

May 24. To the collectors in Gloucestershire of the tenth and fifteenth granted 

Westminster, by the commons of England for the expenses of men at arms and 
archers for defence of the realm. Order to stay until further orders, 
the collection and levying of the residue of the tenth falling to the 
town of Bristol, provided the mayor, bailiffs and commonalty of 
that town have paid them 40^. of the portion falhng to that town, 
as alleged in their petition, shewing that they lately sent 20 armed 
men and 20 archers to sea for the king's service at his command, 
paying them their wages for five weeks to the amount of 30/!, and 
paid to the collectors 40Z. as aforesaid, yet the collectors are causing 
the residue of that portion to be demanded ; as the king is assured that 
the said town sent to sea the men above mentioned. By C. 

June 13. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to search 
Westminster, the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and to allow the debts 
found to be due to the king at his death by Thomas de Foxele, late 
constable of the king's castle of Wyndesore, of the debts due to 
Thomas from the king, of which the king's clerk William de 
Wvkeham wiU be able to inform them. Bv K. 



Me M BR AM E 29. 

May 20. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order of the issues of his bailiwick to 
Westminster, eause money up to 30Z. to be laid out in the repair of the king's 
mills below his castle of Old Sarum, by view of Roger Godefray one 
of the coroners. 

May 21. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. 
Westminster. Order to take the fealty of Alice who was wife of Andrew de Bures 
for the manors of Bouthorp and Aketon, according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the manors, 
messuages, mill, view of frankpledge, lands, rent and advowson 
hereinafter mentioned, taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Andrew, delivering to Ahce the issues ; as the king is informed by 
divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Andrew at his death 
held jointly with Ahce the manors of W^hersted, Reydon, Great Bures, 
Aketon and Great Walyngfeld co. Suffolk, the manor and advowson of 
Foxherd co. Essex, one messuage, 60 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 
10 acres of pasture and 5 acres of wood in the town of Foxherd with 
view of frankpledge there held before Christmas, one messuage, 100 
acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 12 acres of pasture, 4 acres of wood and 
(Ss. 9>d. of rent in Foxherd, Liston, Pentelowe and Belchamp Wilham, 
one fulling mill in Foxherd, and 80 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 
4 acres of pasture and one acre of wood in Pentelowe co. Essex, that 
he likewise held the manor of Bouthorp co. Norfolk and the manor 
of Levham and certain tenements in Hintlesham co. Suffolk of the 



34 EDWARD III. :}r> 



1360. Membrane 29 — cont. 

right and heritage of Alice, and that the manors of Bouthorp and 
Aketon are held of the king as of the honour of Peverell, and the other 
manors, lands and advowson of others than tlie king. 

May 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to take 

Westminster, an oath of Robert de Tughale, chamberlain of the town of Berewick 
upon Tweed, touching the burgages, houses and pieces of land of that 
town, namely which were inhabited and occupied and which void 
and abandoned, and for how long farms and rents could not be 
thereof levied, and to cause him to be discharged of all farms and 
rents of those whereof they could not be levied because void and 
uninhabited, although previously arrented and to farm demised 
by John de Boulton, late chamberlain of that town, and Roger de 
Bromle ; as on behalf of Robert it tias been shewn the king that he 
has offered to account for such farms and rents according to the 
arrentation and demise to the burgesses and others made by John 
and Roger, whom the king appointed to survey, arrent and demise 
burgages, houses and pieces of land after the last conquest of the town 
by the king, understanding that he ought not to be charged save 
with the farms or rents of burgesses and others dwelling in the town 
from the time when he was chamberlain, and though many burgages, 
houses and pieces of land so arrented and demised were void and 
abandoned, some all the time and some from time to time, so that 
no distraii\ts could be found for the farms thereof due, the treasurer 
and barons are trying to charge Robert in his account at the ex- 
chequer with all farms and rents, as well of those void as of those 
occupied, whereupon Robert has prayed the king for remedy. By C. 

May 23. To the collectors in Nottinghamshire of the tenth and fifteenth 
Westminster, granted b}' the commons of England for the expenses of men at arms, 
armed men and archers for defence of the realm by sea and land. 
Order, under a pain of 1001, to bring to the exchequer 200 marks 
on the C[uinzaine of Trinity next, and deliver the same by indenture 
to the treasurer and chamberlains, in part satisfaction of wages by 
the king chevised ; as lately it was agreed by the prelates, nobles and 
commons of the realm that a fleet of ships with great power of armed 
men and archers should be sent to sea for defence of the realm and 
the repulse of the king's enemies preparing to invade the same, and that 
wages should be paid the men of the said tenth and fifteenth ; and 
though the king, hearing reports that the enemies were at sea ready 
to invade the realm, ordered a set number of men at arms, armed 
men and archers in certain counties to be arrayed and brought to cer- 
tain ports in the west and south, and their wages to be so paid, 
few of those men came to those ports at the days fixed, wherefore 
the king caused other men to make up the number to be arrayed 
in divers places, and their wages to be chevised and paid, that no 
peril should happen to the realm from the attacks of the enemy by 
reason of their delay, and so the said fleet has sailed with a power 
well furnished. By K. 

The Uke to the collectors in the following counties : 

Worcestershire, 100 marks. 

Lincolnshire (the parts of Lyndeseye), 3001. 

Derbyshire, 100^ 



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Membrane 29 — cont. 



Leicestershire, 100?. 

Salop, lOOZ. 

Herefordshire, 100 marks. 

Rutland, 50 marks. 

Staffordshire, 100 marks, all on the quinzaine of Trinity. 

Sussex, 1001. 

Suthampton, 100/. 

Kent, 100 marks, on the octave of Trinity. 

Lancashire, 100 marks. 

Devonshire, 200 marks. 

Cornwall, 100 marks, on the morrow of Midsummer. 

May 23. To the collectors in Norfolk. Order, under a pain of 100/, to deliver 

Westminster, by indenture ^to John de Wesenham 500/. of the moneys arising from 

the tenth and fifteenth, in part payment of sums which the king has 

caused to be by him chevised for wages, over and above the 600/. 

which John has previously received of them. By K. 

The hke to the collectors in Suffolk, for 300/. over and above the 
200/. which the said John has received. 

To the collectors in Lincolnsliire in the parts of Kestevene. Like 
order to deliver to Jolm de Wesenham 150/. 

The like to the collectors in the said county in the parts of Holand, 
for 100/. 

May 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to accept 
Westminster, without difficulty the prior of St. Bartholomew Smethefeld, in place 
of the prior of Dunmowe, as collector and receiver in the arch- 
deaconries of Essex, Middlesex and Colecestre in the diocese of 
London of the tenth last granted to the king by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbury ; as he has been deputed by Michael bishop of 
London to coUect and receive the same in those archdeaconries, 
though the bishop, by virtue of the king's command, deputed the 
prior of Dunmowe and notified his name to the treasurer and barons, 
but has now certified the king that the priory of Dunmowe is a wood- 
land place and unsafe for keeping so great a sum of money. By K. 

May 26. To M[ichael] bishop of London. Order to depute the prior of St. 
Westminster. Bartholomew Smethefeld to collect and receive the tenth in the 
archdeaconries above mentioned in place of the prior of Dunmowe, 
commanding his mijiisters and subjects to be obedient to the prior 
in all that concerns the levying and collection thereof ; as the bishop 
has notified the king that the prior is a fit person so to do, and the 
king has ordered the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer to 
accept liim. By K. 



Membrane 28. 

June 1. To the auditors of the account of the king's clerk John de Neubury, 

Westminster, keeper of the great \vardrobe. Order to allow the said John 
226/. ILs. 7|cZ. for wax, spicery, naperv, linen web, cloths of gold, 
silk and divers things concerning his office by him bought and pur- 
veyed, and delivered and expended upon tlie marriage of the king's 
son Jolin of Gant earl of Richemvmd lately celebrated at Redynges ; 
also 46/. 195. 9f/. which he delivered by the king's command to Henry 



U P:I)VVAKI) 111. 37 



18(')0. Membrane 28 — cont. 

de Walton late treasurer of the king's household foi' wax, spicery, 
napory and other things for the feast of feer marchaunt held in the 
lodging of Henry after the jousts in Smethefeld before Pentecost in 
the 33rd year of the reign. By K. 

May 26. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, in place of Thonias de Jiyntre, who is weak and incapable of duty. 

June 5. To the sheriff of Devon for the time being. Order, as he would 

Westminster, be saved harmless, whenever required by Henry de Jirusele and 
Richard de Colle masters of the king's mines in that county, or by 
their deputies, to cause them to have convenient ways whereby 
brushwood, timber and other necessaries for the works thereof bought 
and purveyed may with least damage of the people be by them 
carried to the mines, and to cause houses wherein they and the work- 
men may be suitably lodged to be demised and dehvered to them 
for a competent farm, as they could heretofore be reasonably de- 
mised, any hberty notwithstanding, and to be attending, advising 
and aiding them in all things which concern the furtherance of the 
works as they shall give notice ; upon complaint of the said masters, 
shewing that they are ofttimes hindered in many places so that the 
works remain undone, and praying the king for remedy. 

Et erat patens. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

June 5. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to take Stephen 

Westminster. Martin of Foulowe, WilUam Lemyng of Longesdon, Simon Fithelere 
of Yolgreve, John de Burgh of Culvore, John Athelere {sic) of 
Yolgreve, John de Tor of Bradewelle, Thomas Caperoun of Lytton, 
Sampson in the Folde of Haselbech, Henry Flesshewere of Moniassh, 
John Innocent of Hoclowe, Wilham Thomassone of Wardlowe and 
Nicholas Orm of Tydeswelle wherever found within liberties and 
without, and bring them to the king's castle of Notingham, and 
there keep them safe in prison until they shall find security for re- 
turning to Devonshire and serving the king in the mines at his wages ; 
as these men. who were chosen by the sheriff in those two counties 
at the king's command and sent to Devonshire to work in the king's 
mines there, and were set to work and abode some time at the king's 
wages, have now left the works and returned to their own parts, 
whereby the works remain undone, as Henry de Brusele and his 
fellows masters of the said mines have testified. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

June 5. To the abbot of Bokeland. Order to aid with counsel and help 

Westminster. Henry de Brusele and Richard Colle masters of the king's mines in 
Devonshire and their deputies in all things that concern their business, 
and to cause all hindrances to be removed ; as the king has the works 
of those mines much at heart, wherefore he has charged the said 
masters to choose and take workmen and labourers, as mam^ as shall 
be necessary, and set them to work at the king's wages, to buy, 
purvey and carry to the mines brushwood and timber as much as 
may suffice for the works, and to do what else may be desirable. 
[Ibid.] By K. 



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1360. 



Membrane 28 — cord. 



The like to the following : 

James de Audelee of Helegh. 

Alan de Charleton. 

John de Ferers. 

Oliver Seint Johan. 

The prior of PUton. 

WilUam de Lusshcote. 

WiUiam Brightlee. 
[Ibid.'] 



Richard Bemound, 
John Bemound. 
Robert Clotworthy, 
WiUiam de Bury. 
John de Bale. 
Simon atte Pitte. 



May 30. To John de Estbury escheator in Suthampton and Berkshire. 
Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the undermentioned manors 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Foxle, de- 
hvering the issues to Joan who was wife of Thomas ; as the king has 
learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Thomas 
at his death held the manor of Holshute co. Suthampton of the right 
of Joan, by a grant of the prior and convent of Merton made to Joan 
and to James de \^'odestoke knight, late her husband, for term of 
their hves, and held jointly with Joan the manor of Mercham and 
Styvyngton co. Berks of others than the king. 

May 2L To William FiUlode escheator in Northamptonshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Aston, which was taken into 
the king's hand by the death of John de Sutton of Duddeleye, de- 
hvering up the issues thereof ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief, but held the said manor in his demesne as of fee of 
others than the king. 

June 12. To John de Estbury escheator in Suthampton and Wilts. Order 
Westminster, to take the fealty of Emma who was wife of Edmund Hakelut, ac- 
cording to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with the undermentioned manors, moiety and lands taken 
into the king's hand by her husband's death, dehvering to her the 
issues thereof ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken 
by the escheator, that Edmund at his death held no lands in those 
counties in chief or of others in his demesne as of fee, but held the 
manors of Shipton and Snodynton co. Suthampton and a moiety of 
the manor of Eblesbourne co. Wilts in right of Emma, and certain 
lands in Swathelyngge co. Suthampton as dower of Emma by endow- 
ment of John Berenger her first husband, and that the moiety of the 
manor of Eblesbourne and the lands in Swathelyngge are held in 
chief, the manors of Shipton and Snodynton of others than the king. 

June 3. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand from 14 acres of land of Robert Clervaus in Croft, 
and not to intermeddle further therewith, delivering up the issues 
from 10 August last ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify 
in chancery wherefore that land, which John de Walmyre deceased 
lately held for life, was by him taken into the king's hand, and the 
escheator returned that John was outlawed in the 22nd year of the 
reign at the suit of John son of Roger Derenloue in a plea of debt, 
whereby lus lands were so taken by virtue of a writ of the Common 
Bench, and after, for that the escheator found by inquisition, before 
him taken by virtue of the said writ, that John held those 14 acres for 



34 RDVVARD III. 



39 



13G0. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 



life with remainder to Robert and his heirs, he so took the same, and 
that John dv Wahuyro died on 10 Au<!;ust hist ; and the king is aware 
that after the deatlj of John tliat hmd ought not to pertain to liim 
by reason of tiie outlawry. 

May 30. To Thomas Saundres escheator in Herefordsliirc, Oloucesteishire 

AVesiiuiiister. and tlio nuircli of Wales adjoining. Order to pay to the eonstables 
and porters of the castles of Wyggemore, Wrathrennyon, Keventlees, 
Cammeron and Ewyas, the stcA\ards, reeves and other officers and 
ministers of the lands of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl of March, 
tenant in chief, which are in the king's hand by reason of his death and 
of the nonage of his heir, such wages as they used to take from the 
said earl, from the time of his death and henceforward so long as 
the same are in the king's hand and in the escheator's keeping, or 
until further orders. By K. and C. 

Membrane 27. 

June 6. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order to deUver by indenture to 

Westminster. John de Stodeye the king's butler, or to his representative, 24 tuns 
of wine .of Gascony, which the king lately ordered to be delivered 
by the butler to the sheriff for furnishing his castles of Porcestre and 
Winchester, to be sold by the butler, as the king has charged him so 
to do. By K. 

June 20. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, in full county court ; as the king being lately informed that Hamon 
de Barsham, one of the coroners for that county, was insufficiently 
quahfled, ordered another to be elected in his stead, and the king 
has now learned that, by colour of that writ, the sheriff caused John 
Rous of Reynham, who is insufficiently qualified, to be chosen without 
the assent of the countv and contrarv to the form of the said writ. 



June 22. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland for the time being. 
Westminster. Whereas by the plaint of the prior and brethren of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland it is shewn to the king that divers 
lands and rents of theirs and churches to them appropriated, whereof 
contributions of money ought to be made to the master and convent 
of the Hospital of Rhodes (Rody) towards their maintenance, where 
large almsgiving is daily required, (which master and convent, with 
their retinue, maintain perpetual war against the enemies of the 
Christian faith for defence of holy church and relief of Christendom,) 
were secretly by the common seal of the said Hospital in Ireland 
eloigned, aliened or for a long term demised to divers clerks and 
laymen at the time when brother John de Frowyk ruled the said 
Hospital in Ireland, whose powder did not so far extend, wherefore 
such contributions cannot in these days be made, so that the war 
at Rhodes is ill supported, the said almsgiving withdrawn, and the 
maintenance of the brethren in Ireland (who hold there a good 
position for the repulse of the king's Irish enemies daily w-arring 
upon his liege people) much impaired : order to procure full in- 
formation thereupon, by inquisition or otherwise, and to take order 
that so much of the sums for such sales, alienations and demises as 
yet remains payable be by the prior and convent paid again, and the 



40 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. 



lands, rents and 
them, 
[Foedera.] 



Membrane 27 — cont. 
churches so ahened and demised be restored to 



June 22. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay their 
Westminster, demand upon Richard de Ravensere the king's clerk, receiver of 
all moneys and goods which were of Isabel the queen mother de- 
ceased for the execution of her will, for an account of the said moneys 
and goods at the exchequer, and any proceedings whatsoever begun 
against him for that cause ; as the king has appointed certain trusty 
persons to take his account. By K. 

May 28. To the abbot and convent of Faversham, collectors in Canterbury 
Westminster, diocese of the tenth last granted to the king by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbury. Order to apply all possible diUgence to the 
speedy collection of the said tenth, so that one moiety thereof, payable 
at Midsummer next, may be fully paid at the exchequer on the octave 
of that feast at latest ; as certain arduous business affecting the 
king and realm, which the king has much at heart, depends upon 
the speedy collection thereof. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

The like to the following : 

The abbot and convent of Malmesbury, collectors in the arch- 
deaconries of Berkshire and Wilts. 

The abbot and convent of Serne, collectors in the archdeaconries 
of Dorset and Sahsbury. 

The prior of St. Guthlac, Hereford, collector in the whole diocese 
of Hereford. 

The prior of Elsyngspytel, London, collector in the city of London. 

The prior of St. Bartholomew Smythefeld, collector in the arch- 
deaconries of Essex, Middlesex and Colcestre. 

The prior and convent of the monastery of St. Mary Neeth, col- 
lectors in the whole diocese of Llandaff. 

The abbot and convent of Langele, collectors in the whole 
diocese of Norwich. 

The abbot of St. Peter, Salop, collector in the archdeaconries of 
Chester and Salop. 

The prior of Makestok, collector in the archdeaconries of Coventry, 
Derby and Stafford. 

The prior of Rochester, collector in the whole diocese of 
Rochester. 

The prior and convent of St. Katherine mthout Lincoln, col- 
lectors in the archdeaconries of Lincoln, Stowe and Leycester. 

The abbot and convent of St. James without Norhampton, 
collectors in the archdeaconries of Northampton, Huntingdon, 
Bedford, Buckingham and Oxford, and in the deanery of 

- Roteland. 

The abbot of Keynesham, collector in the whole diocese of Bath 
and Wells. 

The abbot of Kymmer, collector in the whole diocese of Bangor. 



:{4 KDWARI) IIT. 41 



13()0. Membrane 27 — cont. 

The prior of Worcester, collector in the archdeaconry of VV^orcester. 

The abbot of Haylcs, collector in the archdeaconry of Gloucester. 

The prior of St. Tlionias the Martyr, Haverford, colh'ctor in the 
archdeaconry of St. Davids. 

The prior of Kedwelly, collector in the archdeaconry of Ker- 
merdyn. 

The prior of Brechon, collector in the archdeaconry of Brechon. 

The prior of Cardygan, collector in the archdeaconry of Cardygari. 

The abbot of Battle, collector in the whole diocese of Cicestre. 

The collector in the archdeaconry of Surrey. 

The collector in the archdeaconry of Winchester. 

The collector in the county of Cornwall. 

The collector in the county of Devon. 
[Ihid.^ 

The like also to the collectors of the tenth granted by the clergy 
of the pro\'ince of York, namely : 

The abbot and convent of St. Mary York, collectors in the 
archdeaconries of York, Estri thing, Clyveland and Richemond. 

The prior and convent of Thurgarton, collectors in the arch- 
deaconry of Notyngham. 

The prior of the cathedral church of Durham, collector in the 
whole diocese of Durham. 

[Ihid.-] 

June 25. Order to the sheriff of Kent to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of John Clierleton the younger, who has no lands in that county. 

June 23. Order to the sheriff of Hertford to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Thomas Cheynduyt, who is weak and aged. 

June 16. Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of William Bayard of Boston, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 10. To Thomas de Baddeby and his fellows, keepers of the liberty of 

Westminster. Meath. Order to cause a seal for the government of that liberty, 

for the time it shall be in the king's hand, to be made and safe kept 

with them, and letters and writs touching that liberty to be sealed 

therewith. By K, 

Membrane 26. 

June 22. To J. archbishop of Dublin. Whereas the king of his grace lately 
Westminster, gave to the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland, 
and to the brethren and convent of that order of Kilmaynan, the 
advowson of the church of Baliogary in the diocese of Dublin, to 
hold to them and their successors for ever, with licence to appropriate 
and hold the said church in aid of the maintenance of their convent, 
and for divine services and certain works of piety, and though the 
prior and brethren have appropriated and held the said church accord- 
ingly, have performed and do daily perform the services aforesaid, 
and have found a sufficient chaplain to hold the cure of the said 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 26 — cont. 

church according to the order and by assent of Alexander late arch- 
bishop of Dubhn and of his chapters of Holy Trinity and St. Patrick 
Dubhn, yet the archbishop by his own authority has divided the 
fruits of the said church in two parts, and has assigned a moiety or 
a third part at least to a chaplain there new placed of his will, contrary 
to the ordinance of his predecessor and to the will of the prior and 
brethren, as the king is informed : inhibition against any attempt 
to the prejudice of the king, or the diminution of the ser\nces and 
works of piety above mentioned. 

June 20. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Order that, when any 
Westminster, of the people of Ireland make complaint before the said justiciary and 
chancellor of their lands taken into the king's hand by untrue 
inquisitions or other\\ise unlawfully, the justiciary and chancellor, 
summoning to them the treasurer of Dublin, the king's justices and 
Serjeants, and others whom it shall seem good, and hearing reasons 
as well for the king as for the complainants, if they shall find that 
such lands were so taken without reasonable cause, shall cause full 
and speedy justice to be done touching the restitution thereof, such 
inquisitions or the king's commands notwithstanding, that no complaint 
come again to the king by their default whereby he must further vex 
them ; as the king has heard of the complaint of his people there that 
when lands in Ireland are so taken by untrue inquisitions before the 
escheator or other ministers in Ireland, procured by malice, and 
those aggrieved sue for restitution before the justiciary and chancellor 
and the king's court in Ireland, the justiciary and chancellor have 
not cared to hear their complaints, admit their proofs, or do them 
justice without a mandate under the king's seal of England, wherefore 
they have prayed a remedy. By K. and C. 

June 20. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Order to summon 
Westminster, before them all the king's Serjeants of fee in Ireland Avho have been 
disobedient to them and to the king's commands in those things 
which pertain to their office, and to address them touching their 
behaviour, and cause those found by due process not to have done 
their duty and to have been disobedient in executing the king's com- 
mands to be duly punished, their serjeanties to be seized into the 
king's hand, and order to be taken concerning the same for the king's 
advantage ; as the king has been informed that some of the said 
Serjeants, who are bound to execute his writs and commands in 
Ireland, are lukewarm, neghgent and disobedient therein. 

By K. and.C. 

June 27. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. John de Bank, who was lately dehvered to the custody of the constable 
of the Tower of London for certain contempts by him committed in 
the exchequer, to be brought again to the exchequer, and to be set 
free, after taking of him a reasonable line ; as he has undergone the 
pain of imprisonment. By K. 

Mandate is pursuance to John de Bello Campo constable of the 
Tower or to his under constable. By K. 

June 30. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton. Order to 

Westminster, dehver to Hardelenus van de Heth, John Culpes and their fellows, 

merchants of Almain, or to their attorneys, 25 tuns and one pipe of 



34 EDWARD III. 



43 



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Membrane 2^— cord. 



woad, and 1,000 stone of wold ; as lately at the suit of the said mer- 
chants, showing that thoy oaus(>d two ships of Loscluse in Flanders, 
one called Wyteco/t,W''i\Viim\ Stun(M(> master, the other SeinteAnncs ship, 
John Sotard master, to be laded w ith tiie j^oods aforesaid in the port 
of Sommc in Pikardy to be brought to Suthampton, and the mayor 
and bailiffs, pretending that the ships and goods wore the goods of 
enemies, inunod lately on their reaching that port arrested them, the king 
appointed the sheriff of Suthampton and the said mayor to make 
inquisition by the oath of merchants, seamen and true men of the 
county, and by inquisition so taken it is found that the goods so 
arrested and detained are goods and chattels of the said merchants 
of Almain, and not of tlie king's enemies. By C 

To the bailiffs and true men of the town of Gloucester. Order, on pain 
of forfeiture, to cause so much of the walls and towers of that town as 
yet remains unrepaired to be made and repaired without delay, the 
truce with the king's adversaries of France or other colourable excuse 
notwithstanding ; as the king lately, while out of England, hearing 
that the walls and towers were ruinous, whereby damage and peril 
as well to the town as to the parts adjacent might probably hapj)en in 
the king's absence by invasions of his enemies, ordered the bailiffs 
and men of the to\\ n to cause the same to be repaired without delay ; 
and though tliey caused the greater part to be repaired accordingly, 
yet for that a truce has now been proclaimed between the king and 
his said adversaries, they are not caring for the repair of that which 
remains, whereat the king is much surprised ; and because it is advis- 
able that the town should be well fortified as well in time of peace as 
of war. By K. 

June 20. To the justiciary of Ireland for the time being, or to his represen- 
Westminster. tative. Order to summon to him the chancellor and others of the 
king's council of Ireland whom he shall think fit, and after viewing 
the fines and charters and hearing the plaint of Arnald son and heir 
of Eustace le Poor, to cause speedy justice to be done thereupon 
according to the law and custom of Ireland, any commands to the 
justiciary or other the king's ministers addressed to the contrary 
notwithstanding ; as Arnald has shewn the king that, whereas Arnald le 
Poer his grandfather (whose heir he is) held in his hfe time divers 
lands in Ireland by fines and charters to him and the heirs of his 
body, and others to the heirs male of his body, the said lands after 
the death of Arnald the grandfather were taken into the king's hand 
by reason of the forfeiture of the said Eustace his son and heir, and 
that though Eustace could not forfeit lands so entailed, and Arnald 
his son has craved Livery of the same from the justiciary as his right 
and heritage, some as son and heir of Eustace, some as cousin and 
heir of Arnald the grandfather, the justiciary, pretending divers 
writs of the king addressed to himself and other the king's 
ministers in Ireland, commanding them to hold no plea of lands 
seized into the king's hand by reason of forfeiture or escheat, has not 
cared to do anything at his suit, whereupon Arnald has petitioned 
the king for remedy. 

June 16. To the same. Like order, after viewing a charter of King Edward 

Westminster. II ; upon the petition of Arnald son and heir of Eustace le Poer, 

shewing that the said late king by charter gave to Arnald le Poer his 



44 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. 



Membrane 26 — coni. 



grandfather (whose heir he is) the manors of Chastelwarny and Ogh- 
tirard, with lands and rents, to hold to Arnald the grandfather and 
the heirs male of his body, with the knight's fees, advowsons, mills, 
fisheries and other appurtenances, of the king by the service of two 
knight's fees, with reversion for lack of such heirs to the king, that 
Arnald the grandfather by virtue of that gift held the same during 
his life, and was thereof seised at his death, that after his death they 
were taken into the king's hand by reason of the forfeiture of 
Eustace son and heir of Arnald the grandfather, and that though 
Eustace could not forfeit manors so entailed, and Arnald has 
craved hvery thereof as heir male descending from Arnald the 
grandfather, the justiciary, on the pretence above mentioned, has not 
cared to do anything at his suit. 



Membrane 25. 

July 14. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. William de Herlaiid to be discharged at the exchequer of a sum of 
23L 35. 3f(i., provided that he answer for the remaining 201. ; as for 
his industry about the making of stalls in the king's chapel of West- 
minster, the sale of the wood of Reyndon, and of the lop and crop 
of divers oaks bought for the king's use and by him sold, the king has 
pardoned Wilham the sum aforesaid of the 4M. 3s. Z%d. remaining of 
money by him received about the work and sales aforesaid. By K. 

July L5. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with a tenement called Glammylles in Felstede taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Alice wife of John de Naylyng- 
hurst, delivering the issues to John her husband ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Alice at her 
death held the premises in her demesne as of fee in chief by the service 
of finding a stable for one horse of the king's when he should pass 
through that country, and of paying the king 2s. M.. a year by the 
hands of the sheriff for all service, and that John had issue by Ahce, 
whereby the premises pertain to him by the courtesy of England. 

July 13. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order to cause Edward 
Westminster, le BotiUer (brother and heir of Ralph son and heir of John le Bo tiller 
son and heir of Ralph le Botiller of Northbury) to have seisin of one 
toft, 90 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, a certain pasture and 85. of 
rent in Yatesbury held of the king in chief, which were taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Hawise who was wife of Ralph le 
Botiller of Northbury (grandfather of Edward), but not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Salterton held of another than the 
king and likewise so taken, delivering the issues of that manor to 
Edward ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Hawise at her death held the premises in Yatesbury for life in dower 
of the endowment of her said husband, and the manor of Salterton 
jointly with her said husband, with reversion thereof and of the 
other premises to Edward ; and on 14 August last Edward proved 
his age, and the king took his homage for all the lands of his 
heritage after the death of Ralph his brother. 



34 EDWAHI) III. 



45 



13()0. 



Memhrane 25 — eont. 



To John atte Wode escheator in Salop. Order to cause Edward 
le Botiller to have seisin of the tliird part of the manor of 
Pulrebacho, held of the king in chief by knight service, and taken 
into his hand by reason of the death of Hawise who was wife of 
Ralph le Botiller of Northbury ; as it was found by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that Hawise at her death held that third part for life 
in name of dower of the heritage of her husband, and that Edward 
(brother and h.eir of Ralph son of John le Botiller son and heir of 
the said Ralph) is heir of Ral])h the giaiidfather, and on 14 August 
last Edward ])roved his age, and the king took his homage [as above]. 

To John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the third part of the manor of Middelton, 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Hawise who was wife of 
Ral])h le Botiller of Northbury, delivering up the issues thereof ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Hawise at her death held no lands in that county in her demesne as of 
fee in chief nor in service, but held that third part for life of another 
than the king. 

To John atte Wode escheator in Staffordshire. Like order regarding 
the manor of Northbury ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Hawise at her death held no lands in 
that county in her demesne as of fee in chief nor in service, but held 
the said manor for life of another than the king. 

To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordsliire. Like order 
regarding the manor of Hegliam Gobion ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Hawise at her death held no 
lands in that count}^ in her demesne as of fee in chief nor in service, 
but held the said manor for life of the heritage of Edv^^ard le Botiller. 

July 10. To William de Hatton escheator in Sussex. Order to take an oath 
Westminster, of Joan who A^as wife of W^illiani de Fyenles tenant in chief that she 
will not marrv without the kina's licence, and to assign her dower of 
the lands of her late husband, in presence of John de la Lee steward 
of the lands of Queen Philippa (to whom the King has committed 
the wardship of those lands until the lawful age of William's heir) 
or of his attorney, if he choose to attend, sending the same into 
chancery to be enrolled. 

To John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire and Suthampton. Like 
order to assign dower to Joan who was wife of Wilham de Fyenles, 
whose oath William de Hatton has been commanded to take. 



July 4. To the mayor and sheriffs of London, receivers of the subsidy of 

Westminster. 25. the sack, 2s. the tun of wine and 6d. the pound of other merchandise 
in every the ports of England, granted for the expenses of men at 
arms and archers to sail for defence of the realm. Order to cause the 
240/. which they have received of Frederick de Tilney and Wilham 
de Spayne, late collectors of that subsidy in the port of Boston, to be 
brought to the exchequer without delay and delivered by indenture 
to the treasurer and chamberlains, for as much money chevised and 
paid by the king for such expenses. By K. 



46 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. 
July 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 25— cont. 



June 30. 

Westminster. 



July 19. 

Westminster. 



To John de Stodeye the king's butler or his representative in the 
port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of Beauheu 
Regis one tun of wine for the present year of the king's right prise in 
that port to celebrate masses in their church ; as King Henry III 
by charter gave the abbot and convent one tun every year of his right 
prise at Suthampton between Christmas and the Purification, and 
because Henry Pycard late butler (whom the king many times com- 
manded to cause them to have one tun for last year in the port of 
Suthampton) has certified in chancery that he could not intermeddle 
with the king's right prise in that port for that the king has given to 
Queen Philippa all his prise of wines therein, wherefore the king 
ordered Henry or his representative in the port of London to deliver 
one tun for last year in that port. 

To Richard de Ravensere the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper 
of chancery. Order to pay to William bishop of Winchester the chan- 
cellor 221. 3s., which he has paid for the livery of the clerks of chancery 
for the winter season last and for this summer season over and 
above the accustomed fee because of the dearness of cloth, fur and 
sendal, taking his acquittance. By K. 

To John Broke and his fellows collectors in Buckinghamshire of a 
moiety of the tenth and fifteenth lately granted by the commons of 
England. Order to pay to the king's clerk John de Bukyngham, keeper 
of the privy seal, in part of his wages and those of men at arms, armed 
men and archers of his retinue, the 1201. Avhich the king commanded 
them to bring to the receipt of the exchequer on Monday after St. 
James the Apostle next, of moneys appointed, and chevised by the 
king, for the expenses of men at arms, armed men and archers to sail 
for defence of the realm while the king was over sea. By K 

The Uke to William de Enefeld and his fellows, collectors in Essex, 
for 240L 

The like to John de Lyons and his fellows, collectors in North- 
amptonshire, for 360L which the king commanded them to bring on 
the morrow of St. Peter's chains. 



Membrane 24 

July 3. To John atte Wode escheator in Salop, Staffordshire and the march 

Westminster, of Wales adjacent. Notification that, of the lands of Roger de Mortuo 
Mari late earl of March, tenant in chief in England and Wales, in the 
king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, the 
king has assigned to Philippa late mfe of the said earl, whose oath 
he has taken that she will not marry without licence, the manor of 
Staunton Lacy co. Salop to the value of 30/., the castle, town and lord- 
ship of Mont Gomeri with the hundred of Chirbury in that county and 
the march to the value of 13Z. 6s. M. beyond the yearly farm of 85 
marks due to the king during the hfe of William fitz WarATi and after his 
death to Edward prince of Wales and his heirs, the castle of Delvaryn 
with New To\\ti and the cantred of Kedewyng in Wales to the value of 
210L, the commote of Kery in Wales to the value of 84/., the manor 
of Cleobury co. Salop to the value of 46/. 13s. Ad., the manor of Beau- 
lieu CO. Salop to the value of 13/. 6s. 8c/. beyond 100s, due thereof 



34 EDWARD ITT. 47 



13()0. Membrane 24^— cont. 

yearly to Gillot Daufrik for his life, the manor of Ernewodc co. Salop 
to the value of 12/. 2.s'. {]d., the manor of TTuggeleye (jo. Salop to the value 
of 15/., the manor of Arleye co. StalTord to the value of 23/., the manor 
of Orleton cO. TTereford to the value of 60/., the manor of Kreslane 
CO. Hereford to the vaka; of 30/., the manor of VVolfrelowe eo. H(U(^ford 
to the value of 0/. 13s. 4rf., the manor of Marcle co. TTereford to tlie 
value of 20/. beyond 33/. 6.9. Hd. yearly due to John de Mortuo Mari 
for his life, the manor of Wynfreton co. TTereford to the value of 20/., the 
manor of Mawardyn co. TTereford to the value of 26/. 13.s'. 4cJ. beyond 
33/. Gs. Sd. likewise due yearly to the said John for life, the castle and 
lordship of Nerberth in Wales to the value of 47/. 7.s. lid., the manor 
and lordshij) of Pullyth in Wales to the value of 50.S' , and the manors 
of Briggewater, Milverton and Odecombe co. Somerset, with the 
castle and all that part of the town of Briggewater and all that the 
earl in his lifetime had in that town, to the value of 68/. 6s. Sd. a year 
beyond 100s. due yearly to Matthew de Clyvedon for his life, to hold 
in dower, rendering yearly to the king during the life of William 
fitz Waryn, and after his death to the said prince and his heirs, the 
said 85 marks of the castle, town and lordship of Mont Gomeri, and 
to the said Gillot, John and Matthew for their lives, to the king after 
their deaths until the lawful age of the heir, and thenceforward to 
the said heir the yearly sums due of the several manors above men- 
tioned, and also during a term of 8 years to William bishop of 
Winchester, Ralph Spigurnel knight, John de Bisshopeston clerk, 
John de Laundels and John Gour (to whom the king has committed 
the wardship of certain lands of the said late earl for that term), to 
the king after that term until the lawful age of the heir, and thence- 
forward to the said heir, 175. 9|c/. a year, the excess of her dower : 
and order to deliver in dower to the said Philippa the town, manors, 
lordships, cantred and commote in his bailiwick. By C. 

To Thomas Saundres of Neubold escheator in ITerefordshire and 
the march of Wales adjacent. Order to deliver in dower to the said 
Philippa the manors of Orleton, Ereslane, Wolfrelowe, Marcle, 
Wj'nfreton and Mawardyn in liis bailiwick, which the king has 
assigned to her among other lands of her late husband. By C. 

The like to John de Bekyton escheator in Somerset, concerning the 
manors of Briggewater, Milverton and Odecombe, with the castle and 
all that part of the town of Briggewater. 

July 10. To John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire, Wilts and Suthampton. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the undermentioned manors, 
messuage, land, rent, fees and advowsons taken into the king's hand by 
the death of Gerard de Tnsula, delivering up the issues ; as the king has 
learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Gerard 
at his death held no lands in those counties in chief in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the manor of Dordewell and 11/. of yearly rent 
in Ordeston co. Berks, the manor of Chilton Foliot with the advowson 
of the church, and 4 marks of yearly rent in Cherleton by Hungerford 
CO. Wilts jointly with Elizabeth his wife, one messuage, one 
carucate of land, 23 acres of meadow and 10 acres of pasture in 
Fersshedon by Esthrop in the hundred of Heighworth co. Wilts 
jointly with the said Elizabeth and Henry their son, and the manors 
of Bromlegh and Abbodeston, 13i knights' fees and the ad vow- 



48 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 



July 9. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 

Westminstei'. 



July 11. 

\yestininster. 



sons of the church of Abbodeston and of the chapel of Basyng co. 
Suthampton as of the dower of Elizabeth, by endowment of Edmund 
son and heir of Hugh de Sancto Johanne knight formerly her hus- 
band, and that the manor, knights' fees and advowsons of that dower 
are held in chief, the other manors and lands of others than the 
king. 



To John de Estbury escheator in Oxfordshire. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor and advowson of Hampton atte Brigge, 
which were taken into the king's hands by the death of Henry de la 
Poille, delivering the issues to Elizabeth late his wife ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Henry at 
his death held no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee in 
chief nor of others, but held the premises jointly Avith Elizabeth in 
chief by the service of half a knight's fee, by fine levied in the king's 
court with his Ucence, and the king has taken the fealty of Elizabeth. 

To John de Estbury escheator in Suthampton and Wilts. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the undermentioned manors and lands taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Edmund Hakelut, delivering the 
issues to Emma late his wife ; as the king has learned by divers 
inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Edmund at his death held 
no lands in those counties in his demesne as of fee in chief nor of 
others, but held the manors of Shipton and Snodynton co. Suthampton 
and a moiety of the manor of Eblesbourne co. Wilts as of the right 
of Emma, and certain lands in Swathelyngge co. Suthampton as of 
her dower by the endowment of John Berenger her first husband, 
and that the moiety of Eblesbourne and lands in Swathelyngge are 
held in chief, the other manors of others than the king. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause certain goods and chattels 
of William de Cusancia late dean of the king's free chapel of St. Martin 
le Grand London, by him lately arrested in the manor of Whaddon, 
to be delivered by indenture to WilUam de Wykham now dean of that 
chapel, for supplying the stock and repairing the defects thereof ; 
as by inquisitions, taken by the king's command after the death of 
the said late dean by Peter de Wotton and other lieges touching defects 
in the said chapel, the churches, manors and lands to the deanery per- 
taining, it is found that they need repair to the value of 864L 13s. iid., 
and that the lack of the stock which every dean is bound to leave in the 
manors and lands is taken at 19?. 10s. 8(f., and by another inquisition, 
likewise taken by the sheriff, that he has arrested goods and chattels 
which were of the late dean in the said manor at his death to the 
value of 53L 12s. 4rf., and the king would preserve unimpaired the 
rights of that deanery, being of the foundation of his progenitors and 
of his own patronage, the jurisdiction whereof in all things pertains 
to himself. By K. 



Membrane 23. 

July 1 . To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 6 June 

Westminster, in the 30th year of his reign the king of his favour, at the petition 

of Robert bishop of Sahsbury and of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl 

of March, pardoned the commonalty of the city of Sahsbury the 3,000 



34 EDWARD III. 



49 



1300. 



Membrane 23—cont. 



marks wliereby they made fine with him for certain trespasses and 
contempts, wlioreof certain m(>n of that city, beinj^ convicted before 
William dc Thorj) and his fellows, justices late ai)pointed of oyer and 
terminer, submitted themselves to the king's grace, as in the patent 
is contained ; and now it is shewn the king on their behalf that process 
is begun against the said William for sending estreats of that fine to 
the exchequer to charge the said commonalty with 300 marks for the 
queen's gold by reason thereof, whereupon they have petitioned for 
remedy ; and whereas of his certain knowledge it was and is the 
king's intention that the commonalty and all the men thereof be 
wholly discharged : order to stay the process aforesaid, and to cause 
them to be altogether discharged as well of the fine as of the queen's 
gold, and of all else concerning the same. By K. 

July 2. To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire and Hunt- 

Westminster, ingdonshire. Order to cause Hugh, son and heir of Alan la Zousch 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father at his 
death was seised in his demesne as of fee ; as Hugh has proved his 
age before Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire, and the king 
has taken his homage. By p. s. [24688.] 

The like to the following : 

William de Hatton escheator in Surrey and Sussex. 
John de Wyndesore escheator in Leicestershire. 

June 16. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order not to distrain 
Westminster. Thomas de Veer, son and heir of John de Veer late earl of Oxford 
tenant in chief, for his homage and fealty ; as on 30 March last the 
king of his favour, and for that Thomas was abiding beyond the seas 
on the king's service, respited his homage and fealty until Michaelmas 
next, and ordered him to have livery of the lands of his father, and now 
the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [24629.] 

The like to John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire. 



June 26. 

W«'stminster. 



July 17. 

Westminster. 



To the collectors in the port of London of the subsidy of 25. the 
sack of wool, 2s. the tun of wine and Qd. the pound of other mer- 
chandise. Order to stay altogether the levying and collection of that 
subsidy, as it was granted for finding a certain navy, men at arms 
and archers to sail by reason of danger feared from the invasions of 
the king's enemies while he was without the realm, and now a truce 
has been made between the king and his cousin of France. 

By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the collectors in 57 other ports, including Bristol and 
places from thence to Brigewater on the one hand and to Gloucester 
on the other. 

[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause all the lands, goods and 
chattels of John Avenel deceased, which were taken into the king's 
hand by the sheriff, with knight's fees and advowsons thereto belonging 
and all the issues thereof from the time they were so taken, to be 
dehvered to Warin Bassyngbourne of Wynpol knight and Mary 
his wife ; as the king lately caused the premises to be so taken as 
well by reason of certain debts and accounts wherein John at his 
death was said to be bound to the king as for restitution of one ship 

OR 4 



50 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1360. Membrane 23 — cont. 

of an alien merchant taken at sea in time of truce by William de 
Rouceby his servant, whereof John was convicted before the council, 
and since no man is pursuing for such restitution, and by certificate 
of the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and of the chamberlains 
it is found that John was not bound in any debts or accounts save 
only in 81Z. 18s. which he had at the receipt of the exchequer for 
his wages and those of men at arms and archers abiding with him in 
the king's service while he was captain of Brittany, and it is certain 
that he there abode with divers men a great while, and if account 
be thereof taken little or nothing would be due thereupon to the king, 
and for 40Z. which the said Warin and Mary daughter of John (believing 
that John son and heir of the said John died in foreign parts, and 
that the said Mary was heir of her said father) have granted that they 
will pay, and for payment of which Master John Blaunchard and 
Thomas de Eston on 16 July last made a recognisance in chancery, 
the king has pardoned the debt and account aforesaid. By K. and C. 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The sheriff of Suthampton. 

The sheriff of Wilts. 

Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. 
The like to the sheriff of Cambridge, saving to the king his pre- 
sentation to a mediety of the churcli of Camelyngeye lately made 
by reason of those lands being in his hand. By K. and C. 

The like to William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire and 
Bedfordshire. 

June 2. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Wostniiiister. the demand made upon Master Richard de Thormerton late the king's 
proctor in the court of Rome for the 66/. 13s. 4c?. delivered to him 
at the receipt of the exchequer in advance upon his fee which he used 
to take of the king yearly in that office, and to cause him to be 
altogether discharged thereof. By K. 

Membrane 22. 

July 10. To Edmund de Northtoft, William de Enefeld, John Rokell and 
Westminster. William de Rokeswell. Whereas lately the commons of the counties, 
cities and boroughs of England, in presence of certain lieges appointed 
by the king, considering the perils to be feared by the invasions of 
his enemies while the king was without the realm, to resist their malice, 
granted a fifteenth of the counties and a tenth of the cities and 
boroughs to be levied of all persons (except the nobles, knights and 
esquires who crossed the seas in the king's company at his last passage 
and were abiding in his army abroad) privileges, charters and liberties 
notwithstanding, in like manner as the former tenth and fifteenth, 
that one moiety should be collected without delay, and the moneys 
thereof arising should be applied to the expenses of men at arms and 
archers and of ships for defence of the realm by sea and land and to 
no other purpose, and that the collection of the other moiety should 
be suspended until like need should occur, and in case such perils 
should cease, then all moneys so collected should be by the collectors 
repaid to those who paid them by view of the arrayers and other 
true men of the counties, and the collectors should not be bound to 
account for the same at the exchequer or elsewhere in the king's 



34 EDWARD III. 51 



13()0. Memhrane 22 — cont. 

court, but should account before tlie said arraycrs and true men or their 
deputies ; and whereas the kmrr apfwinted tjie above named Edmund 
and his fellows to levy and (iollect a moiety of such sum as at the 
grant of the former tentli and fifteenth was levied in the cities, 
boroughs and towns of Essex, and after, on hearing reports that tlie 
said enemies entering the realm burned the town of VVynclielse and 
returned to sea for the collection of a greater fleet to commit therein 
worse mischief, the king caused two fleets, of the west and 
of the north, to be furnished with men at arms, armed men and 
archers and sent to sea for defence of the realm to repulse those 
enemies, and for that few men of the counties named came according 
to notice to the places a})pointed to sail therein, and because for the 
urgency of the need (whereon ])eril of the subversion or loss of the 
whole realm seemed to turn) the king could not send again to distant 
places to seek for men, he caused great number of such men to be 
hired in neighbouring parts for furnishing the said ships, and their 
wages to be paid of moneys chevised for that purpose, and when the 
ships returned from that voyage, in order that the commons (to whom 
the king is much indebted for their services in his absence and 
their j)ains and expense) might know how the moneys arising from 
the tenth and fifteentli were s})ent, so that if aught should remain 
over it should be repaid to them according to the grant, he caused 
of every county one of tlie arrayers, one of the collectors and one 
other true man to be summoned to Westminster on the morrow of 
Midsummer ; and an account being taken between the arrayers, 
collectors and true men in the presence of certain of the council (by the 
council deputed at their instance) of the sums paid for the wages 
aforesaid as well by the king as by the collectors, of the sums allowed 
to the arrayers, collectors and men so coming to Westminster, and of 
the sums repaid by divers counties by reason of the said chevise, 
out of the moiety of the tenth and fifteenth in Essex, amounting to 
617^. 75. 9^d., 240/. of the money paid for wages by the king, falhng 
to that county according to an apportionment then made among 
the several counties, are yet to be paid to the king, 4Z. to Edmund 
and his fellows, to John de Boys one of the arrayers of that county 
21s., and to Thomas Tirel coming to Westminster for that county on 
the aforesaid day 10s., for their pains and expenses, and 
so 216/. 10s. 9|c?. remain to be repaid to the men of the 
county : order to cause as well the 240/. yet to be paid to the 
king as the Ills, to be paid to themselves and to the said John and 
Thomas, if not yet levied, to be levied without delay, to have the 
240/. at the receipt of the exchequer by Monday after St. James 
the Apostle next at latest, there to be delivered to the treasurer and 
chamberlains, to retain the 4/. for their pains, deliver to John 
the 21s. and to Thomas the lOs., and to distribute the residue, 
namely 216/. 10s. Q^d. (if levied), pro rata among every the townships 
of the county by view of John de Sutton, John de Coggeshal and 
John de Bampton or two of them, if any be not levied making 
allowance to every township in which the levy and collection of the 
whole or of part has yet to take place for the portion falhng to the 
same. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The Uke to the following : 

To John Malyns the elder, William Mordaunt, John Alsay and 
John Sporiin in Bedfordshire, to deUver 167/. at the receipt 



52 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 22 — cont. 

of the exchequer, to keep 50s. for their expenses as collectors, 
pay 28s. to John de Meperteshale one of the array ers and 10s. 
to John de Middelton, and repaj^ 36/. 10s. Sd. (residue of the 
moiety, which amounts to 337Z. 8s. Sd.) by view of the prior 
of Newenham, Peter de Salford and John Mareschal. 

To Alan Carbonell, Robert de Craunford, Ralph Welshe and 
John de Broke in Buckinghamshire, to deliver 120L at the 
receipt of the exche(juer, to keep 50s., pay 21s. to John de 
Hampden one of the arrayers and IDs. to William de Hatfeld, 
and repay 40/. 9s. Sd. (residue of the moiety, which amounts 
to 344/. 2s. Sd.) by view of the abbot of Nuttele, John de 
Hampden and John Bruyn. 

To Edmund de Stapelgate, John Broscombe and William 
Symme in Kent, to dehver 100/. at the receipt of the exchequer, 
to keep 100s., pay 21s. to Thomas Colepeper one of the 
arrayers and 14s. to Thomas de Lodelowe, and repay 
655/. 17s. 5|c?. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
963/. 13s. 5|-(/.) by view of the prior of Christ Church Can- 
terbury and Roger de Northwode. 

To Ralph Tliurbarn, John de Witewell, Nicholas Slifeld and 
Peter Seymor in Surrey, to deliver 34/. at the receipt of the 
exchequer, to keep 5 marks, pay 18s. to William Neudegate 
one of the arrayers and 10s. to John Stoket, and repay 
152/. 2s. 2|(/. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
292/. 2s. 2f(i.) by view of the prior of Merton, Roger Husee 
and Simon de Codyngton. 

To Richard de Hurst, John Weyvill, Henry Michelgrave and 
Thomas Wheghelton in Sussex, to deliver 196/. at the receipt 
of the exchequer, to keep 5 marks, pay 24s. to Roger 
Dallyngrugge one of the arrayers and 12s. to a man who came 
to Westminster as aforesaid, and repay 368/. 2s. 10|c/. (residue 
of the money, which amounts to 552/. 3s. 10 Jc/.) by view of 
Richard earl of Arundell, Michael de Ponyngges and John 
de Bohun of JVIid hirst. 

To John atte Pirye, Bartholomew Wodeton, Roger Legat and 
Hugh Lambyn in Middlesex, to deliver 60/. at the receipt of 
the exchequer, to keep 40s., pay 36s. to John Bray one of 
the auditors of their account and one of the arrayers, and 
repay 40/. lOs. 5|rf. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
170/. 19s. 9fc/.) by view of the abbot of Westminster John 
Bray and Thomas Frowyk. 

To Thomas Ab^^ndon, Jolin Baldewyn, Roger Hothot and 
John Henry of Baldok in Hertfordshire, to deliver 45/. at the 
receipt of the exchequer, to keep 5 marks, pay 52s. to one 
of the auditors of their account and one of the arrayers and 10s. 
to Thomas de Godesfeld, and repa}^ 24/. lis. l^d. (residue of the 
moiety, which amounts to 305/. 21Jf/.) by view of the abbot 
of St. Albans, John atte Lee and Hugh fitz Symond. 

To John de Lyouns knight, Andrew Landv.ath. John de Brerele 
and John de Wakerle in Northamptonshire, to dehver 360/. 
at the receipt of the exchequer on the morrow of St. Peter's 
chains, to keep 4/., pay 27s. to Nicholas de Bhseworth one 
of the arrayers, 16s. to John Geffroun, and 28s. to John de 



34 EDWARD III. 53 



1300. Membrane 22 — cont. 

Lyouns knight one of the auclitois of tlieir account, and 
repay 191. 156'. lid. (leaidue of the moiety, which amounts 
to 580Z. 1()6'. M.) by view of the abbot of Peterborough, Henry 
Grene and John de Harewedon. 

Membrane 21. 

To WilUam Flemmyng and Thomas Piers in Roteland, to 
dehver 521. at the receipt of the exchequer, to keep 33.s. 4//., 
pay 2l6\ to William Flemmyng one of the arrayers, and 12.s. 
to Robert de Luifenham, and repay 11. I2s. 3^rf. (residue of 
the moiety, which amounts to 107/. 196'. 'S^d.) by view of the 
prior of Landa and Wilham Wade. 

To John Mundy, John Fermer and Robert Hafiont of Oxford 
in Oxfordshire, to deUver 200/. at the receipt of the ex- 
chequer, to keep lOOs., pay 36s. to Thomas de Langele knight 
one of the arrayers, and lis. to a man coming to Westminster, 
and repay 117/. 12s. 9c/. (residue of the moiety, which amounts 
to 701/. 15s. 9d.) by view of the abbot of Oseneye, Ed[mund] 
de Malyns and John Laundels. 

To WiUiam Noioun, Peter Achard and Robert de Worth in 
Berkshire, to dehver 160/. at the receipt of the exchequer, 
to keep 5 marks, pay 21s. to John Beket one of the arrayers 
and 10s. to John Mary, and repay 137/. 14|c?. (residue of the 
moiety, which amounts to 518/. 22^d.) by view of the abbot 
of Redynges, Ralph de Greye and Thomas Pentelowe. 

To Robert de Burton, Oliver Russel, John atte Mersshmull and 
Edmund Husee in Wilts, to dehver 360/. at the receipt of the 
exchequer, to keep 4/., and repay 197/. 155. life/, (residue 
of the moiety, which amounts to 797/. 16s. 9frf.) by view of 
the bishop of Salisbury, John de Roches and Robert de Rem- 
mesbury. 

To Richard de Clodeshale, Alexander de Berchedon, Wilham 
Botoner and Richard de Stok in Warwickshire, to dehver 
260/. at the receipt of the exchequer, to keep 5 marks, pay 
30s. to Nicholas Michel one of the arrayers, 16s. to John 
Hokle, and repay 21/. 19s. 9^d. (residue of the moiety, which 
amounts to 420/. 19s. Ifc/.), by view of the prior of Coventre. 

To John Charnels clerk and Thomas Mallessores knight in Leices- 
tershire, to deliver 196/. at the receipt of the exchequer, to 
keep 60s., pay 285. to John Charnels one of the auditors, and 
repay 78/. Ss. d^d. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
378/. 16s. 5|c/.) by view of the abbot of Leicester, the abbot 
of Croxton and Simon Pakeman. 

To Thomas de Overton, Stephen de Welewyk and Jolm de 
Todeworth in the county of Suthampton, to dehver 100/. at 
the receipt of the exchequer, to keep 100s., pay 48s. to Henry 
Sturmy one of the arrayers and auditors and 16s. to John 
Forster, and repay 385/. 14s. l^d. (residue of the moiety, 
which amounts to 593/. 18s. l^d.) by view of the prior of St. 
Swithun, John de Wynton and Henry Sturmy. 

To Ivo de Chiltecombe, Richard Peverel, John Antioche and 
WiUiam Clavill atte Quare in Dorset, to pay 180/. at the 



64 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 21 — cont. 

receipt of the exchequer on Monday after St. Lawrence, to 
keep 5 marks, pay 30s. to John de Munden one of the arrayers, 
and 165. to Roger Manyford, and repay 140/. 22^d. (residue 
of the moiety, which amounts to 425Z. 14cS. %\d.) by view of 
the abbot of Shirburn, Richard de Turbervill and John de 
Munden. 

To Roger Piperel and Thomas Afl'atoxin in Devonshire, to 
deHver 160L at the receipt of the exchequer, to keep lOOs., 
pay 455. to Richard Chaumberleyn one of the arrayers and 
2Qs. to Wilham Wyk, and repay 165Z. 5s. \0d. (residue of 
the moiety, which amounts to 476Z. 17.9. Qd.) by view of 
Hugh de Courtenay earl of Devon, Richard de Brankescombe 
and Henry de la Pomeray knights. 

To Wilham Lambron and John Penhirgard in Cornwall, to 
deHver 140/. at the receipt of the exchequer, to keep 4/., pay 
45s. to Hugh Lambron one of the arrayers and 24s. to Jolm 
Tremayn, and repay 91/. 19s. \Q\d. (residue of the moiety, 
which amounts to 239/. 8s. 10|c/.) by view of the prior of 
Launceneton, Wilham Bodryugan and Jolm Dabernoun. 

To William Mangeaunt, John de CalwehuU, Walter Helyoun 
and Thomas de Asshford in Herefordshire, to deliver 120/. 
at the receipt of the exchequer, to keep 50s., pay 36s. to 
Hugh de Moneton one of the arrayers and 205. to Richard 
de Frome, and repay 26/. 13s. l^d. (residue of the moiety, 
which amounts to 218/. 12s. ll|rf.) by view of Richard de la 
Bere, Richard Baskervill and William Frome. 

To Thomas UnderhuU, Geoifrey Aylwyne, John Hathewy and 
Richard de Ryvers in Gloucestershire, to deHver 500/. at the 
receipt of the exchequer, to keep 100s., pay 335. to Walter 
Hurst one of the arrayers and 16s. to Thomas Stoke, and repay 
150/. 5s. 5|rf. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
821/. 3irf.) by view of the abbot of Gloucester, the prior of 
Lanthony and Robert de Hildesle. 

To Thomas de Luttelton, Richard de Lonch, WiUiam Cartere 
and Thomas Tolwardyn in Worcestershire, to deHver 140/. 
at the receipt of the exchequer, to keep 6O5., pay 33s. to 
Thomas le Botiller one of the arrayers and I85. to Reynold 
de Hambury, and repay 52/. 7s. l-|c/. (residue of the moiety, 
which amounts to 252/. 8s. \\\d.) by view of the abbot of 
Evesham, the prior of Worcester and John Musard. 

To John de Acton, Richard Husee, Reynold de Hay and Richard 
Tristram in Salop, to deliver 200/. at the receipt of the ex- 
chequer, to keep 60s., pay 305. to Edward de Acton one of 
the arrayers and 21s. to Jolm de Acton one of the auditors, 
and repay 116/. 15s. (residue of the moiety, which amounts 
to 322/. 6c/.) by view of the abbot of Shrewsbury, the abbot 
of Bildewas and the prior of Hame. 

To Jolm Swynnerton of Hulton, Hugh Snel, John Outred and 
Henry de Puys in Staffordshire, to deHver 192/. at the receipt 
of the exchequer, to keep 6O5., pay 45s. to Richard de 
Somerford one of the arrayers and auditors and 16s. to 
Henry de Puys, and repay 89/. ISs. Ifc/. (residue of the moiety, 



34 EDWARD III. 55 



1800. Membrane 21 — cont. 

which aiiiuunts to 287/. lO*-. l|r/.) I)y view of tin; iU)l)oi of 
liurtoii uj)oii Trent, Richard de Stallorcl and Roger de A.ston. 
To Robert de Twyford knight, VViUiam de Gray knight, Thomas 
Bakepuys and John Foljaumbc in Derbyshire, to deliver 
180/. at the receipt of the excluMiuer, to keep 50.s'., pay 44«. 
to Robert de Twyford knight one of the arrayers and 41s. 
to William d(^ Wakcbrugg one of the auditors, and repay 
48/. 176'. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 235/. 12s.) 
by view of the abbot of Derley and Hugli de Menill. 

To Thomas Newemarche knight, Thomas de Nevill knight, 
John de Lanum and WiUiam Crescy in Nottinghamsliire, 
to deliver 210/. at the receipt of the exchec^uer, to keep 
4/. ds. Sd., pay 44^. to Richard de Grey knight one of the 
arrayers and 20s. to William de Wakebrugg, and repay 62/. 
10s. 5^d. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 353/. I'S^d.) 
by view of the prior of Thurgerton, John de Lyseux and 
Geoffrey de Staunton. 

To Thomas Denebaud, Robert de Chippele, Edmund de Lyouns 
and Henry de Ford in Somerset, to deliver 260/. at the 
receipt of the exchequer, to keep 100s., pay 24s. to Edmund 
de Ghndon one of the arrayers and 12s. to a man who came 
to Westminster, and repay 210/. 75. 5Jc/. (residue of the 
moiety, which amounts to 685/. 12s. lljr/.) by view of the 
abbot of Glastonbury, John de Clyvedon and Walter de 
Rodeneye. 

Membrane 20. 

July 10. To Henry duke of Lancaster. Like order to cause 100/. to be 

AN'estminster. delivered at the receipt of the exchequer on Monday before St. Law- 
rence, to cause 60s. to be paid to the collectors for their pains, and 
85/. 14s. S^d. (residue of tlie moiety of the tenth and fifteenth) to 
be repaid by view of trusty persons ; reciting the king's order to 
the duke to cause collectors to be appointed for levying a moiety 
of the tenth and fifteenth in the duchy, and that the said moiety 
amounts to 188/. 14s. 8|rf. By K. and C. 

To Wilham de Laund and WilUam de Sancto Botulpho in the parts 
of Kesteven in Lincolnshire. Order to pay, of 360/. apportioned to 
the parts of Kesteven, 163/. 2s. to John de Wesenham commander 
of the northern fleet, in jjart satisfaction of 4,500/. due to him for 
wages and divers other expenses, (whereof, before any is paid to the 
said John, it is the king's will that payment be made by the collectors 
in presence of John or his deputy to all of whom provisions were by him 
taken for the voyage,) to have 196/. 18s. thereof at the receipt of the 
exchequer on Monday before St. Lawrence, to keep 100s. for their 
pains, to deliver 42s. to Wilham de Laund one of the arrayers, and 
repay 109/. 15s. 2|c/. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
466/. 17s. 2cf.) by view of Gilbert de Umframvill earl of Angos, Wilham 
de Colvill and Wilham de Sancto Botulpho. 

The hke to the following : 

To John de Boys, Robert de Elkynton and William Wacelyn 
in the parts of I^yndeseye in Lincolnshire, to pay 577/. 18s. 
to John de Wesenham, to deliver 62/.^ 2s. at the receipt of 
the exchequer, to keep lOOs., paj' 68s. to John de Boys one 



56 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13(50. Membrane 20 — cont. 

of the auditors, and repay 141. 13s. 5|d. (residue of the 
moiety, which amounts to 763L 17|cZ.) by view of the abbot 
of Thorneton, Thomas de Fuhietby and Wilham de Stayne. 

To William de Surflet and Thomas de la Laund in the parts of 
Holand in Lincolnshiie, to pay 161 Z. 86. 8d. to John de 
Wesenham, to deliver 981. lis. 4d. at the receipt of the ex- 
chequer, to keep 5 marks, pay 42s. to William de Surflet 
arrayer and one of the auditors, and repay 611. Is. 2d. (residue 
of the moiety, which amounts to 3321. I5s. IQd.) by view of 
the prior of Spaldyng, Saier de Rocheford and Lawrence de 
Leek. 

To Peter de Bedyngfeld knight, Robert de Saxam, John de 
Freston and Roger Chaumberleyn in Suffolk, to pay 501. to 
John de Wesenham, to keep 100<s., pay 29s. to Gilbert de 
Debenham arrayer and one of the auditors, and 16-s. to 
Phihp Deneys, and repay 1121. 7s. Q^d. (residue of the moiety, 
which amounts to 719/. 12s. 6^.) bv view of the abbot of 
St. Edmund. 

To Robert Burstelere, James de Grantsete and John de 
Ellesworth in Cambridgeshire, to pay 140Z. to John de Wesen- 
ham, to keep 5 marks, pay 205. to Henry de Colvyll arrayer 
and 8s. to Thomas Tyrel, and repay lOGl. 13s. ll^d. (residue 
of the moiety, which amounts to 5051. 15s. 3^.) by view of 
the prior of Ely, John Cheyne and John de Lyouns. 

To Richard de Eye and Robert Waryn in Huntingdonshire, to 
pay 151. to John de Wesenham, to keep 5 marks, pay 27s. 
to Richard Alberd one of the array ers and 16s. to WilHam 
Castel, and repay 21Z. 12s. 3|-rf. ^residue of the moiety, which 
amoimts to 222/. 3s. lljrf.) by view of the prior of Huntyngdon, 
John de Pappeworth and Nicholas Styuecle. 

To Thomas de Sancto Omero, John de Colby, William Clere and 
John son of Thomas de Weston in Norfolk. Like order to levy 91/., 
whereof 58/. 2s. has been assigned to Robert Monk for wages of men 
at arms and archers in his ship with him in the northern fleet, to have 
32/. 18s. at the receipt of the exchequer on the morrow of St. Peter's 
chains, to keep 9/. for their pains, and repay 542/. 18s. 3|</. (residue of the 
moiety, which amounts to 1742/. 18s. 3|c/.) by view of the prior of 
Norwich, Adam Clyfton and John de Berneye. By K. and C. 

Membrane 19. 

To the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the parts of Glendale, 
Baumburghwarde, Cokedale, Redesdale, Interward, Tyndale and 
Tynmouth in Northumberland. Whereas in the grant of the tenth 
and fifteenth it is contained that a moiety thereof should be levied 
and collected without delay, privileges, charters and hberties not- 
withstanding, and the money apphed only to the expenses of men 
at arms and ships for defence of the realm by sea and land, that the 
levying of the other moiety should be in suspense until the Hke need 
should occur, and that in case the peril should cease all moneys should 
be repaid by the collectors to those who paid them by view of the 
arrayers, and the collectors should not be bound to render account 
thereof 'at the exchequer or elsewhere in the king's court, but should 
account before the arrayers and true men of the counties and their 



34 EDWARD III. 57 



]^3(')(). Membrane 19 — cont. 

deputies ; and whereas the said eoUectors were a])i)ointed in every 
the i)arts aforesaid to levy a moiety of the sum fornicily h-vird on 
the like oceasion, and afterwards the king caused two fleets, in the 
west and in the north, to be furnished and sent to sea for the safety 
of tlie realm, and for that few men came to the places api)<)inted to 
sail therein, the king caused immbers of men to be hired in neigh- 
bouring parts and their wages to be paid of moneys chevised for the 
purpose, and when the shij^s returned from that voyage, in order 
that the counties might know how the money was spent, and that 
any remaining over might be refunded according to the grant, the 
king caused one of the collectors and one other true man of every 
the counties of Notyngham, Derby, Lancaster, and those south of 
Trent wherein he ordered men at arms and archers to be chosen and 
arrayed for that navy and their wages to be paid, to be assembled at 
Westminster on the morrow of Midsummer, and having taken account 
in the presence of some of his council (by the council deputed) of the 
sums paid for wages as well by the king as by the collectors, and 
of the suras allowed for their expenses to the arrayers, collectors and 
men who so came to Westminster, it is found that divers sums are 
due to the king for the moneys by him chevised and paid as aforesaid ; 
and whereas upon the praj^er of the said counties that, as common perils 
should be met by common aids, and the expenses aforesaid were for 
the advantage of the state and defence of the whole realm, the king 
would order all as well in the north as in other parts to contribute 
thereto, upon consideration by the king, the nobles and others of 
his council it was agreed that those expenses should be apportioned 
among all the counties : order to levy in those parts (the town of 
Newcastle excepted) and have 80?. at the receipt of the exchequer 
on the morrow of the Assumption under pain of forfeiture, in part 
payment of the moneys chevised by the king, according to the appor- 
tionment above mentioned, to keep 5 marks for their pains, and 
to repay 78Z. Is. 2d. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
161Z. 13s. lOrf.) by view of the abbot of Alnewyk, John de Stryvelyn 
and Robert de Tughale. By K. and C. 

Et erat patens. 

The hke to the following : 

The collectors in Cumberland and the city of Carlisle, to dehver 
601. at the receipt of the excheq\ier, to keep QOs., and repay 
Gil. 12s. 2^d. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
124/. 12s. 2|c?.) by view of the prior of St. Mary at Carhsle, 
Robert Tilhol and Adam de Blencowe. 

The collectors in Westmoreland and the borough of Appelby, 
to dehver 40L at the receipt of the exchequer, to keep 5 
marks and repay 52/. IS^d. (residue of the moiety, which 
amounts to 95/. 7s. 9|c/.) by view of Thomas de Styrkeland 
and Thomas de Sandeford. 

The collectors in the city of York, to deli\'er 40/. at the receipt 
of the exchequer, and repay 41/. (residue of the moiety, which 
amounts to 81/.) by view of John de Langeton, Walter de 
Kelstern and Roger Strykel. 

The collectors in the town of Newcastle on Tyne, to dehver 
33/. 6s. 8c/. at the receipt of the exchequer, and repay 
33/. 6s. 8d. (residue of the moiety, which amounts to 
66/. 13s. 4c/.) by view of John de Chaumbre and John Bydyk. 



58 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360- Membrane 18. 

July 18. To William de Nessefeld escheator in York. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. John Lely and to Joan his wife seven messuages, one toft, one mill, 
145 acres of land, 5 acres of wood, 20/. 45. ^d. of rent and a rent of 
34 hens and 170 eggs in Drax, which were taken into the king's hand 
by the death of John Chaumberleyn of Drax knight ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John 
Chaumberleyn at his death held no lands in that county in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the premises for life of the grant of Master Adam de 
Ayremynne, late archdeacon of Norfolk, by fine levied in the king's 
court by his licence, with remainder to John his son and Maud 
daughter of WiUiam Tournay and to the heirs of their bodies, and 
for lack of such issue to Robert brother of John the son and to 
the heirs of his body, and for lack of such issue to Joan sister of 
Robert and to the heirs of her body, that John the son, Maud and 
Robert died without issue, whereby the premises ought to remain to 
Joan, whom John Lely has taken to wife, and that all the premises 
are held of the king in chief as of the crown by homage and fealty 
and by the service of the third part of one knight's fee, and the king 
has taken the homage and fealty of John Lely due by reason of issue 
begotten between him and Joan. By p.s. [24773.] 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver 
to John Lely and to Joan his wife the manor of Merston which is 
held in chief and was taken into the king's hand by the death of John 
Chaumberleyn of Drax knight, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Wykenby which is held of another than the king and 
was likewise so taken, delivering up any issues taken of that manor ; as 
although it was found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John Chaumberleyn at his death held the manors of Merston and 
Wykenby in his demesne as of fee, that the manor of Merston is held 
in chief by knight service, and the manor of Wykenby of another than 
the king, and that Henry Chaumberleyn, son of the said John, is 
next heir, yet because Henry, appearing personally in chancery and 
craving that those manors should be deUvered to him as son and heir 
of John according to that inquisition, having heard a copy of a fine 
levied in the king's court by his licence in the 6th year of the reign, 
withdrew, and by inspection of that copy it is found that Master 
Adam de Ayremynne, then archdeacon of Norfolk, thereby granted 
and rendered to John Chaumberleyn the manor of Wykenby to hold 
for Ufe, and further granted that the manor of Merston, which Roger 
de Wolsthorp and Emma his wife then held for their Uves of the heritage 
of Adam with reversion to him, should remain after their death to 
the said John, to hold with the manor of Wykenby for life, with 
remainder to John son of John and to Maud daughter of William 
Tournaj' and to the heirs of their bodies, and for want of such issue 
to Robert brother of John the son and to the heirs of his body, and 
for want of such issue to Joan sister of Robert and to the heirs of 
her body ; and also by an inquisition, taken by the escheator in 
Yorkshire, it is found that John the son, Maud and Robert are dead 
without issue, whereby the said manors ought to remain to Joan, 
whom John Lely has taken to wife ; and the king has taken the 
homage and fealty of John Lely due for the manor of Merston by 
reason of issue begotten between him and Joan. By p.s. [24773.] 

To John de Bello Campo, farmer of the New Forest and of the 
manor of Lyndhirst. Order to cause 65Z. due for the farm aforesaid 



S4 EDWARD III. 



5d 



13()0. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 



for Easter term last to be j)ai(l to Walter de Haywode sheriff of 
Siitliampton for his ex|)onst's in respect of niakiiifj; certain lodges in 
that forest by the king's command, taking his accjuittance. liy K. 

July 20. To William de Hatton esclieator in Surrey. Order riot to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with (certain tenements at Stangrave in Jilechynglegh 
which were taken into the king's liand by the death of Robert de 
Stangrave knight, dehvering the issues to Idonea late wife of 
the said Robert ; as the king has learned by in<juisition, taken by 
the escheator, that Robert at his death held no lauds in chief in that 
county in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises 
jointly with Idonea of the grant of John Stratteford, parson of 
Peccheham church, and Simon atte Stoket, made by the king's 
licence, and that the premises are held in chief by knight service, 
and the king has taken the fealty of Idonea. 

June 16. To Thomas Saundres escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand from the abbot of Eynesham's manor of 
Mukilton and to intermeddle no further therewith, delivering the 
issues to the abbot ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify 
him in chancery of the cause wherefore that manor was by him taken 
into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he so took it 
for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, 
that the abbot held the same immediately of the king by the service 
of making suit at the king's court of the hundred of Kiftegate every 
three weeks, and demised it without hcence to John Trillowe knight, 
John de Herdwyk and Richard Somenour for term of the hfe of 
Nicholas late abbot ; and after, at the suit of the now abbot, alleging 
that he and his predecessors held that manor in almoin of the bishops 
of Lincoln time out of mind and not of the king, without that that 
the abbots in times past used by reason thereof to make suit at the 
said hundred, and praying that the king would remove his hand, 
the king assigned William de Shareshull and the escheator to 
make inquisition by true men of the county ; and it was found by 
inquisition so taken that the abbot and his predecessors always 
held that manor as the abbot alleged. 

June 20. To Th[omas] bishoi:) of Norwich. Order to depute a collector and 
Westminster, receiver in that diocese of the tenth last granted by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbury, for whom he is wilhng to answ^er, to levy, 
collect and safe guard the same, and to notify his name to the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer ; as the abbot of Langele, 
whom he previously deputed, is insufficiently quaUfied, and that 
abbey is not a safe place for keeping so great a sum, for that it is 
situated in a lonely place. By K. 

June 19. To John de Stodeye the king's butler. Order to pay of the king's 

Westminster, gift to John de Coubrigg 20Z. for his pains and damages, and for 

losses sustained in the king's service at sea. By K. 

June 26 To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay, of the issues of estreats of 

Westminster, fines, redemptions, amercements and forfeitures of the sessions of 

justices for keeping the statute of workmen, servants and artificers 

in the parts of Holland, to Lawrence de Leek, late one of the justices 

assigned for that purpose, liis wages for himself and his clerk from 



60 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 18 — cont. 

5 February in the 31st year of the reign, the date of liis appointment, 
to 26 March in the 33rd year, when other appointments were made, 
namely lOL a year if he held his sessions 40 days in the year, and if 
payment has not already been made ; provided that lords of liberties 
who take the profit of fines, redemptions and amercements by their 
liberties shall contribute pro rata. By C. 

The hke to the folloAving, mutatis mutandis : 

The sheriff of Berkshire, for Thomas de Pentelowe, from 
Michaelmas in the 32nd year to 4 November following, 101. 

The sheriff of Lincoln, for Wilham de Surflet one of the justices 
assigned in the parts of Holand, from 5 February in the 31st 
year to 26 March in the 33rd, 10 marks a year. 

The sheriff of York, for Wilham de Belkthorp one of the justices 
assigned in the Estrithinge, from 20 November in the 32nd 
year to 4 November last, 101. 

The sheriff of Cumberland, for Richard de Hoton, from 5 Feb. 
in the 31st year to 4 November last, 10/. a year. 

The sheriff of Stafford, for Richard de Somerford and Robert 
Bowode, from Michaelmas in the 32nd year to 4 November 
last, 10 marks for Richard and IOO5. for Robert. 

The sheriff of Cumberland, for William de Berdeseye, from 5 
- February in the 31st year to 4 November last, 10 marks a year. 

Membrane 17. 

July 22. To the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in Norfolk. Order to 
Westminster, pay, of the 32/. 18^. due to the king at the receipt of the exchequer 
for the money by him chevised for the expenses of the fleet ordered 
to assemble in the port of Sandewich, 20/. to Robert Monk of the 
king's gift in recompense for the damages and losses by him sustained 
by abiding in that port, waiting for the fleet aforesaid, with his ship 
called the Seinte Mary cog of Lenn, a crayer called the Robert of 
Lenn, and 86 men therein, in accordance with the king's grant. 

By K. 

July 23. To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to 
Westminster, release any sums at which they have assessed Wilham de Ferrariis 
for the defence of Ireland by reason of his lands there, restoring 
to him any issues they have levied of those lands for that cause ; as 
by his complaint it is shewn the king that, though Wilham crossed 
the seas with the king at his last passage to France, with all the power 
he could of men at arms and archers, and stood there at no small 
costs in the king's war so long as the king was in those parts, the 
justiciary and others have seized and are withholding ah the issues 
of his lands, whereupon he has prayed the king for remedy ; and 
it is neither just nor reasonable that those who were in person with 
the king in France should be assessed to find money by reason of 
lands in England or Ireland. By K. 

July 28. To the justiciary, chancellor, and treasurer of Ireland. Order to 

Westminster, levy and pay to Queen Philippa, as was used aforetime, all sums due 

to her for the queen's gold of all fines made in any the king's courts 

of Ireland whatsoever, as weU by Robert de Hohwode as by others ; 



34 EDWARD III. 61 



18{)0. Membrane 17 — cont. 

as it is shown the king by complaint on the said queen's behalf that, 
though she ought to liave for the (jueen's gokl oiu; mark of ev(!ry ten 
of such fines, as she and lier predecessors had time out of mind, as 
well in England as in Ireland, the said Robert refuses to pay the same 
of a fine made in the king's court in Ireland, alh^ging that such (|ue(;n's 
gold is not due in Ireland, wherefore she has prayed the king for 
remedy. 

July 24. To William de Stanstede of Chesthunte. Order to pay to the 
Westminster, men and tenants of John earl of Richemund, the king's son, of the town 
of Bassyngbourne, for their pains and expenses respecting the entry 
of the autunui corn of Henry de Tatton clerk deceased, the 13/. to 
him respited ; as the king lately sold to William the goods and chattels 
of the said Henry at Bassyngbourne, taken into the king's hands by 
reason of debts wherein Henry at his death was said to be bound 
to the king, and respited that sum until he should kno\\' in how much 
Henry was so bound ; and now the said men and tenants hav'e 
petitioned for payment for such entry. By K. 

July 29. To Roger Piperell and Thomas de Aflatoiin, collectors in Devonshire 

Westminstor. of a moiety of the tenth and fifteenth granted by the commons of 
England for the expenses of men at arms, archers and others to sail 
for defence of the realm. Order to deliver by indenture 160/. to 
Robert CruU clerk of the king's ships, in part payment of moneys 
by him chevised and paid for the wages and expenses of men at arms, 
armed men, archers and seamen who sailed as aforesaid, though the 
king lately ordered the collectors to have that sum at the receipt of 
the exchequer on Monday before St. Lawrence, to be there delivered 
to the treasurer and chamberlains for so much money by the king 
chevised and paid. By K. and C. 

June 10. To Richard de Ravensere the king's clerk, receiver of the issues of 

Westminster, the lands of Isabel the late queen mother. Order to pay to Robert 

de Charwelton 10 marks, and to Alice de Parys 405., for their pains 

in directing the business of the said queen mother. By K. 

July 29. To John de Chilterne, one of the arrayers of men at arms and archers 

Westminster, in Hertfordshire. Order to repay to the collectors in that county of 
the tenth and fifteenth last granted for the expenses of the said men 
22/. 19.9. 4c/., or to be before the king and council on Monday after the 
Assumption to answer therefor, bringing this MTit ; as the king 
ordered those collectors to pay 45/. at the exchequer, besides the 100/. 
previously paid for those expenses at the receipt of the exchequer and 
24/. lis. 7jt/. to be by them divided among the townships of the 
county, and the collectors have given the king to understand that 
John has received of them the said sum and refuses to pay it, 
wherefore they pray a remedy. 

July 26. To John de Bello Campo, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
Westminster, the Cinque Ports, or to his representative in the port of Dover. Order 
to guard diligently the passage of that port, to take custom and toll 
due to the king from those there crossing and returning of all who 
cross therefrom and land therein, and have not shewn sufficient 
warrant of acquittance from the king or his forefathers, as well prelates 
as nobles and others, and to compel them to pay custom and toll before 



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Membrane 17 — cont. 



they cross ; as the king is given to understand that certain prelates, 
nobles and others, who have crossed thence and returned thither 
without paying due custom and toll by permission of divers the 
keepers of the passage for the time being, allege and claim that, by 
reason of such permission, they and their men ought to be quit thereof, 
and do so cross and return, to the king's loss. By K. 

July 30. To the collectors in the diocese of Lincoln of the tenth last granted 
Westminster, to the king by the clergy of the realm. Order to stay altogether the 
levy of that tenth to be made upon John de Bukyngham keeper of 
the privy seal by reason of his benefices, restoring anything already 
so levied ; as the king of his favour and for services rendered by 
John has pardoned liim the portion falling to him. By K. 

The hke to the collectors in the diocese of Worcester, and in the 
diocese of Coventre and Lichfield. 



July 24. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect 
Westminster, certain fines, and make inquisition touching the truth of the allegations 
following, and if it shall appear that those allegations are true, to 
stay the demand made upon Alexander de Hilton and Maud his wife 
by summons of the exchequer for the debts of Richard de Acton 
deceased, and to discharge them thereof, provided that answer be made 
for them to the king by those who ought to be therewith charged ; 
as the said Alexander and Maud (late the wife of Richard de Acton) 
in their plaint have shewn the king that, though they hold no lands 
that were of Richard besides the manor of Whitington and 220J 
acres of land in Thrasterston co. Northumberland, wherein Richard 
had no estate save for term of his life, that Maud entered the same 
after his death by colour of fines levied before the justices of the Bench 
in the 8th year of the reign, and by virtue thereof Alexander and 
Maud hold the same, nor is Alexander heir of Richard, nor are 
Alexander and Maud his mainpernors or executors, nor have any goods 
or chattels of his come to their hands or either of them whereby they 
might lawfully be charged with his debts, yet Alexander and Maud 
are being distrained for divers debts in which Richard in his life time 
was bound (it is said) to the king, whereupon they have petitioned 
for remedy. 

Membrane 16. 

Aug. 2. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Kyngeston 

Westminster, upon Hull. Order that one of tliem be personally at London on the 
eve of the Assumption with all moneys by them received from Mid- 
summer last, to deliver the same to the king's treasurer and chamber- 
lains to his use ; with directions to come by way of the port of Boston, 
and thence, for safer conduct of those moneys, in company of one of 
the collectors of that port who has the like charge. By K. 

To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Boston. 
Like order ; with directions to come in company of one of the collectors 
of the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. By K. 

June 19. To John de Stodeye the king's butler. Order to pay, of the king's 

Westminster, gift, to John de Coubrigg 20Z. for his pains and loss in the king's 

service at sea. By K. 



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Aug. 12. 

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Mernbranc 16 — cont. 



To John do licUo Campo of Warrewyk, keeper of the New Forest. 
Order to sulTer the sherill of Suthaini)ton to raze the ruinous houses 
within the king's manor of Lyndhurst in that forest, to store up all 
timber, stone, plaster etc. thereof wliich may he again of use for 
building in a sate place within that manor, and to enclose the manor 
with a ditch and hedge, according to the commands which the king 
has given to the sheriff. By K. 

To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order to cause the hall within the 
king's manor of Lyndhurst in the New Forest with the chambers 
thereto attached, the kitchen with the tresaunce {tresencia), the granges 
and stables, and the house beyond the gate with the chambers 
attached, to be roofed and repaired by view of John de JJello Campo 
of Warrewyk keeper of the New Forest or of his representative. 

ByK. 

Ang. 15. To William de Wykeham the king's clerk. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. John Pesemere the 40Z. which the king caused to be lately delivered 
to William at the receipt of the exchequer for the works in the king's 
castle of Dover, if not yet spent, and if so spent, to dehver by 
indenture the parcels whereon they are spent, that John may answer 
to the king for that sum ; as the king has appointed John warden 
and surveyor of the said works, to make all manner of payments 
necessary for the same, as well for wages of cari^enters, masons and 
other craftsmen and workmen as for stone, timber and other 
purveyances. By K. 

Aug. 16. To John de Bello Campo, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
Westminster, the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to deliver by in- 
denture to John Pesemere, whom the king has appointed warden 
and surveyor of the works in that castle, all the lead wliich the 
constable lately received of Robert de Hadham bailiff of the town of 
Sandewich for the works. By K. 

July 16. To Richard de Shardelowe and Thomas de Lakford collectors in the 
Westminster, city of London and in Middlesex of the subsidy of cloth granted to 
the king according to the statute for remission of the forfeiture to 
him belonging of the alnage of cloth. Whereas in the said statute it 
is contained that nothing of that subsidy be paid nor demanded for 
cloths Avhereof the said subsidy has once been paid, and which have 
been sealed with the collector's seal, into whose hands soever they 
may come for sale or otherwise, and that all cloths not so sealed exposed 
for sale are forfeit into whose hands soever they may come ; and now on 
behalf of the drapers of the said city it is shewn that, whereas they 
buy white cloths and, after they are sealed and the subsidy is paid, 
ofttimes change them to other colours, and if not ])leased with those 
colours cause them to be dyed anew, whereby the wax of the seal is 
melted owing to the heat of the dye, also whereas they buy sealed 
cloths and sell the moiety of the cloth to which the seal is attached 
at the choice of the buyer, the collectors cause the cloths so dyed, 
and Ukewise the moiety of the cloths on which is no seal, to be arrested 
when exposed for sale as forfeit foi' that no seal is found thereon, unless 
they be sealed anew and the subsidy paid, whereupon they have 
petitioned the king for remedy : order to seal all cloths henceforth 
with a seal of lead which cannot be defaced by dye or by light touch 



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Aug. 23. 

Westminster. 



1360. Membrane 16 — cont. 

of hand, or else to mark cloths which are to be dyed with a mark 
whereby they can afterwards be recognised, and further to seal at 
either end all cloths which the sellers wish, so that when one half 
is sold the other may be visibly sealed and the seller incur no loss, 
taking no subsidy save one for cloths so sealed, and but one fee for 
the seal though the cloth be twice sealed for the cause aforesaid. 

By K. and C. 

Aug. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to account 
Westminster, with John de Pelham parson of the church of Wykeham, William de 
Lavenham parson of the church of Lavenham and John de Benyngton, 
executors of John de Veer late earl of Oxford, concerning the sums 
of money of the king received by the earl and those due to him from 
the king, receiving from the executors all letters and bills, upon the 
petition of the said executors, shewing that divers sums are being 
demanded from them by summons at the exchequer as of an advance 
made to the earl. By K. 

To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull. Order to pay to William de Bohun earl of Norhampton 
or to his attorney the 160Z. assigned to him by a tally of the receipt 
of the exchequer for the wages of himself and his men retained for 
the king's service for his last passage to foreign parts, any command 
to the contrary notwithstanding, and to take the tally aforesaid. 

By C. 

Aug. 21. To J. archbishop of York. Order to stay the demand made by 
Westminster, summons of the exchequer upon William de Walcote for 200/. of his 
debt to the late queen mother, and to release and revoke any seques- 
tration made for that reason in his ecclesiastical benefices in that 
diocese ; as William and others have given their bond to the king 
to content him for the 324L wherein William was bound to the said 
queen mother. By K. and C. 

The hke to Th. bishop of Norwich for 124/. 

Membrane 15. 

Aug. 21. To Thomas Saundres of Neubold escheator in Herefordshire and 
Westminster, the march of Wales adjoining. Order to pay to John Gour, steward 
of the lands of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl of March, in the king's 
hand by reason of that earl's death, 5 marks of the issues thereof, 
granted him by the king for his expenses in coming to the king divers 
times at his command and returning again, and to take his acquit- 
tance. 

Aug. 20. To Wilham de Lambhith the king's clerk, surveyor of his works 
Westminster, in the Tower of London. Order to survey all defects of a certain 
house within the Tower wherein the king has caused the rolls and 
memoranda of the chancery, as well of the time of former kings as of 
his own, to be deposited for safe keeping, and to cause the same to 
be repaired without delay, also to cause three new aumbries to be 
made within the said house for their safer keeping ; as there are 
defects (the king has heard) as well in the roofing of the said house 
as in the doors and windows thereof, whereby damage and peril may 
happen to the rolls. By K. 



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Membrane 16 — cont. 



Aug. 23. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer in Dubhn. Order 
Westminster, to search the accounts of tlie escheators of Ireland i^mkUtckI at the 
exchequer, and if it shall appear that the said escheators heretofore 
had allowance of the fees of the subescheators, of the expenses of 
the esclieators in regard to the maintenance of heirs within age in the 
king's wardship, and of all diminution in the value of the lands of 
such heirs, and of other lands by the escheators taken into the king's 
hand by reason of their office, caused by the waste and destruction 
of the king's enemies English and Irish, then to cause John de 
Pembrok, now escheator, to have the like allowance, upon his 
petition. By K. 

Sept. 5. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Northumberland. Order 
Riishenden, not to distrain William son and heir of William de Felton deceased, 
. o K, ipppey. ^gj-^^j^^ ij^ chief, for his homage and fealty, and to deliver to him 
according to the king's grant any issues taken of the lands of his 
father ; as on 22 February in the 33rd year of the reign, for that 
William the son was of full age and abiding in the king's service in 
the parts of Brittany, the king of his favour respited his homage and 
fealty for the lands which his father held in chief at his death, and 
ordered the escheator to give him seisin of those which his father 
held in his demesne as of fee, and which were by the said father's 
death taken into the king's hand, and to deliver to him the said issues 
if he should find sufficient security to answer for the same ; and now 
the king has taken his homage and fealty, and has granted him all 
such issues. By p. s. [24863.] 

The hke to William Fililode escheator in Northamptonshire. 

Sept. 4. To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order to take 
Westminster, inquisitions of the lands which John de Veer late earl of Oxford, and 
Ehzabeth late the wife of Giles de Badlesmere tenant in chief, 
at their deaths held in Ireland, and to cause all such lands which 
it shall appear that the said earl and Ehzabeth held of the heritage 
of Maud who was wife of the said earl (one of the sisters and 
heirs of the said Giles), if taken into the king's hand by reason 
of their deaths, to be delivered to her, together with the issues 
thereof from the time of their deaths ; as Maud has petitioned 
the king that, whereas divers lands sometime of Giles in Ireland 
of her heritage are so taken, as well by the death of the said earl 
as by that of Ehzabeth, who held certain of them in dower, he would 
order his hand to be therefrom removed, and the same to be 
dehvered to her ; and because the earl while he hved did his homage 
therefor by reason of issue between him and Maud begotten, and 
Maud after his death did fealty for her heritage, the king ordered 
the same to be to her dehvered. 

Sept. 14. Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, in place of John Darundell, the elder, who is insufficiently quahfied, 

Sept. 15. To John de Skirbeck escheator in Cornwall. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the manors of Alwerton and Tuernayl, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Gerard de Insula, dehvering the 
issues from the time of his death to Elizabeth late his wife ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Gerard 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in fee nor in 

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1360. Membrane \5^-€ont. 

ser\ace, but held jointly with Ehzabeth the manors aforesaid by fine 
levied in the king's court, and that those manors are held of another 
than the king. 

Sept. 15. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further witli one bovate of land in Wolrikby by Elsham, not 
held of the king, which was taken into the king's hand by the death 
of John de Merflet of Barton and by reason of the nonage of Hugh 
son and heir of Jolin and of Elizabeth his wife, delivering up 
the issues ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said bovate, which Peter Crispyn 
gave to William Baugy and Agnes his wiie and to the heirs 
of their bodies, with remainder for lack of issue to his own right 
heirs, came to the king's hands by the death of the said John, Avho 
took to wife Elizabeth daugliter and heir of Robert Baugy (son and 
heir of WilHam and Agnes) and survived her, holding other lands 
in chief, and bj' reason of the nonage of the said Hugh, that Joan 
daughter of Robert Crispyn and wife of Adam de Beverlee, and Agnes 
her sister wife of Thom.as Breton, are cousins and next heirs of Peter 
and of full age, and that the said land ought to remain to them by 
the form of the gift for that Hugh died within age in the king's ward- 
ship without an heir of -his body. 



Aug. 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 14. 

July 30. To the collectors in Essex of the tenth and fifteenth lately granted 
Westminster, for the expenses of men at arms and archers at sea. Order to pay 
to John Giboun 79/. 85. 4:d. due to liim for Iris wages and those 
of men at arms, seamen and archers sailing with him in his last voyage 
in a ship called la cog Johan of Sandwicz in company with other 
ships, of the 240Z. belonging to the king for money by him chevised 
for such expenses, which the king ordered to be paid by tlie collectors 
at the receipt of the exchequer on Monday after St. James the 
Apostle last. ^ By K. 

To the collectors in Essex of a moiety of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted by the commons of England for the expenses of men at arms, 
archers and others appointed to go to sea for defence of the realm. 
Order to deliver by indenture to John Wyryng and John Onlak 
59/. 13s. 2^d. in part payment of certain sums by them chevised and 
paid for the wages and expenses of men at arms, armed men, archers 
and seamen who went to sea in certain ships of Hamelhok for defence 
of the realm, of the 240/. which they are bound to pay to the king 
as above. By K. 

The like to the same collectors for the follo\^dng sums : 
For William Spark and Hamon Bollard, 18/. 10s. Id. 
For Hugh Fastolf, 46/. 4s. 

Aug. 20. To John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire. Order to deUver to 
Westminster. Warin son and heir of Gerard de Insula (tenant in chief, it is said) 
all lands whereof Gerard his father at his death was seised in his demesne 
as of fee, and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of his 
death, together with tlie issues thereof taken from the time of his death, 
saving to the king the homage, fealty and relief of Warin if any be due, 
though all the inquisitions which the king ordered to betaken touching 
the lands of Gerard are not yet returned into chancery ; as by those so 



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Membrane 14 — cont. 



returned it is not found that Gerard hold any lands in chief, and Richard 
earl of Arundell has taken upon him to answer to the king for the 
issues of those lands in case it shall be found by inquisitions yet to 
be returned that Gerard did hold any lands in chief. By K. 

The like to the following : 

To William de Fililode escheator in Northamptonshire. 
To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. 
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. 



Aug. 20. To John de Estbury escheator in Oxfordshire. Order not to inter- 
Westminstor. meddle further with the manor of Fretewell taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Gerard de Insula, delivering any issues thereof 
taken to Richard his son ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Gerard at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee, but held the 
manor aforesaid jointly with Richard of others than the king. 

To Richard de Ravensere the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper 
of chancery. Order to deliver to the grantees, quit of the fees of 
the seal belonging to the king, the charters whereby the king has 
granted to Robert de Erehitli 10 marks a year, to John de Cokefeld 
10/. a year, to Bandettus le Ferrour 10/. a year, to William Walkelate 
Serjeant at arms I2d. a day, and to Thomas de Stafford Serjeant at 
arms I2d. a day for life at the exchequer. By K. 

Sept. 15. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with three tofts, 20 acres of land and meadow, 
10s. of rent and the moiety of a messuage and one bovate of land 
in Barton, held of the heir of John de Bello Monte tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, which William Baugy and Agnes his 
wife lately acquired of divers persons to them and the heirs of Agnes, 
and 10 acres of land and meadow in the town of Barton (held of the 
said heir) which John de Feribv gave to William and Agnes and the 
heirs between them begotten, with reversion to John de Feriby and 
his heirs for lack of such issue, saving to the king the fealty and 
relief (if any) thereof due ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the premises came to the king's hands 
by the death of John de Merflet of Barton who took to wife Elizabeth 
daughter and heir of Robert Baugy (son and heir of William and 
Agnes) and survived her, holding other lands in chief, and by reason 
of the nonage of Hugh son and heir of the said John and Elizabeth, 
that Thomas son of Walter de Feriby (brother of Agnes) is cousin and 
heir of John de Feriby and hkewise of the said Hugh, who died during 
his nonage in the king's wardship without heir of his body, and of 
full age, and that the said tofts, 20 acres, rent and moiety ought 
by the form of the gift to descend to Thomas as cousin and heir of 
Hugh, and the said 10 acres likewise to him as cousin and heir of 
John de Feriby ; and the king has granted by patent to Eleanor who 
was wife of John de Bello Monte the wardship of her late husband's 
lands, together with the knights' fees etc., until the lawful age of the heir. 

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that a messuage, three tofts, 
50 acres of land and 24^. 6d. of rent in Barton on Humbre held of 
the heir of John de Bello Monte as aforesaid, which WiUiam son 



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of Walter de Feriby gave to Thomas Saffray of Barton and Agnes 
his wife (formerly wife of William Baugy) and to the heirs of Agnes 
by Thomas begotten, with remainder successively to Robert son of 
William Baugy and the heirs of his body and to the right heirs of 
Thomas Saffray, came to the king's hands by the death of John de 
Merflet of Barton who took to wife EUzabeth daughter and heir of 
Robert and survived her, holding other lands in chief, and by reason 
of the nonage of Hugh son and heir of John and Ehzabeth, that 
William Wryght of Barton is cousin and heir of Thomas and of full 
age, and that the premises ought to remain to him by the form of 
the gift, for that Thomas and Agnes died without an heir between 
them begotten, and likewise Hugh during his nonage and in the king's 
wardship without an heir of his body. 

To the same. Like order : as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the esoheator, that 12 acres of land in Barton held of the 
heir of John de Bello Monte as aforesaid, which John Gascrik gave 
to Wilham Baugj' and Agnes his Avife and to the heirs between them 
begotten, with remainder to the right heirs of Wilham, came to the 
king's hands by the death of John de Merflet of Barton, who took 
to wife Ehzabeth daughter and heir of Robert Baugy (son and heir of 
Wilham and Agnes) and survived her, holding other lands in chief, and 
by reason of the nonage of Hugh son and heir of John de Merflet 
and Ehzabeth, that Hugh died during his nonage in the king's ward- 
ship without an heir of his body, that Wilham son of William de 
Melton of Barton is cousin and heir of Wilham Baugy and of full 
age, and that the premises ought to remain to him by the form of 
the gift, for that Hugh died with an heir of his body. 

To the same. Like order ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that a messuage, 50 acres of land and 5s. of 
rent in Barton held of the heir of John de BeUo Monte as above, 
which John de Merflet of Barton at his death held in his demesne as 
of fee, came to the king's hands by the death of John, holding other 
lands in chief by the courtesy of England after the death of Elizabeth 
late his wife, and by reason of the nonage of Hugh son and heir of 
John and Elizabeth, that Hugh died during his nonage in the king's 
wardship without an heir of his body, and that William de Merflet, 
brother of John and uncle of Hugh, is next heir of the said Hugh 
and of fuU age. 

Membrane 13. 

Oct. 2. To John atte Wode escheator in Salop and Staffordshire. Order 

Westminster, to take the fealty of Anne late the wife of John Beysyn, according to 
the form of a schedule enclosed, for the manor of Borewardesleye 
CO. Salop, two thirds of the manor of Assheleye co. Stafford and 60s. 
of rent at Watereton co. Stafford, and to intermeddle no further 
therewith, delivering to Anne any issues taken since the death of John ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John at his death held jointly with Anne two tliirds of the manor 
of Assheleye in chief by knight service of the gift of Walter de 
Walton parson of the church of Billyngeslegh and of John le Child of 
Knyghtlegh made by the king's licence, and likewise the said manor 
and rent of others than the king. 



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Membrane 13 — cont. 



Oct. 1. To Roger do Wolfreton oscheator in Norfolk. Order to .suffer 

Westminster, the prior and convent dc Prato to liav(^ the abbey, now void by the 
cession of Thomas the hist abbot, and the possessions thereof, and to 
take the issues, rents and goods to the same belonging, as the said 
prior and the canons ought and used to have from the date of a charter 
of King Henry III, confirmed by King Edward I and by the late 
king, granting to the canons free election as often as a vacancy should 
occur, and the keeping of all such possessions in the mean time, to 
the use of the poor and the profit of their church. 

Oct. 6. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay by indenture for the 

Westminster, hawks which the king's yeoman John de Braban shall have taken 
for the king's use in the city of London and within a circuit of ten 
leagues, maldng mention of their price and description, in accordance 
with the king's letters patent appointing John warden of the king's 
mews by Westminster so to take hawks for sale in that city and 
within that circuit, as well on \^ater as on land, for the king's 
moneys to be paid of the issues of that city, namely a falcon gentil 
for 205., a tiercel gentil for 10s., a goshawk [lestor) for 13.s. id., a 
tiercel goshawk (ostor) for half a mark, and a lanner for half a 
mark. By K. 

Sept. 30. To William de Hatton esclieator in Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with a messuage, cottage, mill, land and rents taken into the 
king's hand by the death of James Lapyn, delivering the issues to 
JuUana late his wife ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the esclieator, that James at liis death held jointly with Juliana 
one messuage in Sydyngbourne and a rent of 13| quarters of barley 
in Rodmershame, Bakechild and Tonge, to be taken yearly (namely 
of Wilham Thomelyn 10 quarters, of Robert Boly 2 quarters, of 
John Bynny 1| quarters) of the gift of William White, one cottage, 
40 acres of land and Qd. of rent in Hierme, and one windmill, 12 
acres of land and 6 acres of marsh in Reculver of the gift of Roger 
Maynel and James de Pysyng, which are not held of the king, and 
also 27 acres of land in Elnele of the gift of Henry atte Doune of 
Elnele, the heir of Jordan Fisher and William Elwyn, who held the 
same of the said James in gavelkind, as of the lands which he held 
in chief in Morston ; and the king has taken the fealty of Juhana. 

Oct. 1. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with a messuage, one carucate of land, 7 acres of meadow and 
4:S. of rent in Frome Fouchurche, taken into the king's hand by the 
death of John son of Robert Syfrewast, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John son of Robert at his death held no lands in that county in chief, 
but held the premises in his demesne as of fee of others than the king. 



Oct. 5. To WilUam de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order not 

Westminster, to intermeddle further with a messuage at Armyngton called ' le 
Netherhall,' 100 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow and 305. of rent 
taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Sancto Andrea, 
delivering the issues to JuMana late his wife ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his death held 
the premises jomtly with JuHana of others than the king. 



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1360. Membrane L3 — cont. 

Oct. 4. Order to the sheriflf of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected in 

Westminster, place of Robert de Holme of Lincoln, who has no lands to qualify 
him. 

Oct. 7. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk to cause a coroner to be elected in 

Westminster, place of Hamon de Barsham, who is insufficiently quahfied, wherefore 

the king has removed him. By testimony of the queen. 

Oct. \. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to notify the executors of John 

Westminster, de Colonia deceased to be in chancery on the morrow of All Souls 
next, to shew cause wherefore certain manors and lands of the heritage 
of the heir of John Darcy of Kaiayth tenant in chief, committed in 
ward to the said John, should not be taken again into the king's hand 
by reason of waste by him therein made, and wherefore the executors 
should not make satisfaction for such waste and for all other damage 
brouglit upon the houses and buildings of those manors in the time 
of the said John de Colonia for lack of good ruling, and to do and 
receive further whatsoever the court shall determine in that behalf ; 
as on 26 March in the 30th year of the reign the king committed to 
Queen Phihppa the wardship of all the lands of the said John Darcy, 
in his hand bj^ reason of the nonage of the heir, and after, on learning 
that certain men to whom the said queen granted the w^ardship thereof 
in divers counties committed waste of the houses, ^A'oods, gardens 
and men so held in ward, he apjDointed William de Notton, Richard 
de Ravensere, Wilham de Fyncheden, Thomas de Cumberworth, 
Richard Poutrel and William Warenner to make inquisition of such 
waste ; and by inquisition, by the said Richard, Thomas, Richard and 
W^ilham Warenner made, it is found that John de Colonia, to whom 
the queen had granted the wardship of the manors of Knayth, Kesseby 
and Souththorp and other lands, felled and sold in divers places of 
the wood in the manor of Knayth 4,000 trees called ' birkes ' price 
\d. each, and 240 oaks price 4rf. each, and in the same manor pulled 
down and sold a cottage price 405., in the manor of Kesseby a chapel 
price 20 marks, a chamber price 20 marks, and a stable price 
405., in the manor of Souththorp two chambers price \Ql. each, a 
' porche ' at the door of the hall price lOOs., and one eighth part of 
the said hall price 10^., a chapel price 20 marks, a drawbridge 
price lOL, and a grange situate in a certain neif's toft in that manor 
price 205., and that the other houses within and without the said 
drawbridge of the last named manor, namely one hall, two granges, 
one sheepfold, one messuage, stable and one piggery, for default of 
repair in the time of John de Colonia, are damaged to the amount 
of 40Z., and one hall, two chambers, six chapels, and the kitchen, 
bakehouse and a great stable within the manor of Knayth to the amount 
of lOOZ., and the king is bound to render their lands to heirs in his 
ward, when they come of age, in as good state as the same came 
into his hands. 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause Simon de Bradeneye to 
Westminster, have Seisin of a messuage and one virgate of land in Cherdelynch, 
late held by John Slegh outlawed for felony (it is said) ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises 
have been in his hand for a year and a day, that John held the same 
of Simon, and that John de Bekynton escheator in that county had 
the year and day and the Avaste, and ought to answer to the king 
for the same. 



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1;3()0. Membrane 13 — cont. 

Oct. 2. To John atlc Wodc oscheator in Salop and StalVoidshiro. Order 

Westmiustor. to Uikv ail oatli of Aiiiic who was wife of Jolui Bcysyii tciiatil/ in chief 

that she will not marry without the king's licenuc, and to assign her 

dower of the lands of her said husband, taken into the king's hand 

by his death. 

Membrane 12. 

Sept. 22. To Roger de Wolfreton esclieator in Essex and Suffolk. Order to 
Hadlcigh. seize into the king's liand all the lands whereof William de Bohun 
late earl of Norhampton tenant in chief was at his death seised in 
his demesne as of fee, and to demise the same, together with all 
issues thereof from the said earl's death, and all farms and rents, 
as well for Michaelmas term next as for terms yet to come, to the 
keeping of the bailiffs, reeves and guardians of those lands, suffering 
them to dispose of such lands, farms, rents and issues until further 
orders without taking anything to the king's use, certifying the 
king in chancery by the quinzaine of Michaelmas at latest of the 
value and description of all such lands and rents, at what terms they 
are payable, of whom they are held, and by what service, and of the 
names of tlie said bailiffs, reeves and guardians, and sending under 
seal the inquisitions by him thereon taken ; as the king would shew 
special favour to Humphrey de Bohun son and heir of the said earl, 
his nephew, though he lately ordered those lands to be taken into 
his hand and safe kept until further order. 

By K. on the information of John de Bokyngham. 

The like to the following : 

William de Otteford esclieator in Buckinghamshire. 
John de Estbury esclieator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. 
William Fililode esclieator in Roteland. 
John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. 
Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. 
Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Notinghamshire. 

Sept. 22. To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to take 
Westminster, the fealty of Katherine who was the wife of James de Pabenham, 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to dehver to her a 
messuage, 40 acres of land, 3 acres of meado\\', 15 acres of wood and 
165. of rent in Carleton, held in chief, and taken into the king's hand 
by the deatli of her husband, but not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Wilden held of the king as of the honour of Peverell, 
or with 12 acres of land in Carleton held of another than the king, 
delivering to Katherine the issues of the said manor and 12 acres 
taken since her husband's death ; as by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, it is found that James at his death held 
jointly with Katherine the manor of AVilden (the advowson 
of the church-' excepted) of the honour aforesaid, the messuage, 
40 acres of land, meadow, wood and rent in Carleton of 
the king as of his crown by knight service, and the 12 
acres of land in Carleton of another than the king by the feoffment 
of Edmund de Pabenham parson of Wilden ; and by letters patent the 
king has pardoned Katherine for the trespass which she and her husband 
did by acquiring without his licence the premises in Carleton held 
in chief. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 



Sept. 18. To the collectors in Kent of the tenth and fifteenth granted by 
Westminster, the commons of England for the expenses of men at arms, archers 
and others for defence of the realm in the king's absence abroad. 
Order, under pain of 300Z., to have at the receipt of the exchequer 
in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the lOOZ. due to the king of 
the moiety of the said tenth and fifteenth for as much money by 
him chevised and paid for the expenses of men at arms and archers, 
there to be dehvered to the treasurer and chamberlains for the king's 
use, and to be there themselves to answer for their contempt in 
that behalf, and for the king's damage and loss by reason of non- 
payment ; as the king lately ordered them to have the said sum 
at the receipt of the exchequer on a set day now past, but they have 
hitherto paid no attention to that order. By K. 



The like to the 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 
The collectors 

196L 185. 
The collectors 

62^. 2s. 
The collectors 

98Z. lis. ^d. 



following, for the sums named below : 
in Worcestershire, for 40Z. 
in Hertfordsliire, for 45/. 
in Surrey, for 34Z. 
in Roteland, for 52Z. 
in Dorset, for 180Z. 
in Oxfordshire, for 200/. 
in the county of Suthampton, for 100/. 
in Herefordshire, for 120/. 
in Derbyshire, for 180/. 
in Gloucestershire, for 500/. 
in Bedfordshire, for 167/. 
in Wilts, for 360/. 
in Warwickshire, for 260/. 
in Staffordshire, for 192/. 
in Salop, for 200/. 
in Berkshire, for 160/. 
in Somerset, for 260/. 

the parts of Kesteven in Lincolnshire, 



m 



for 



in the parts of Lyndeseye in that county, for 
in the parts of Holand in that county , for 



Also to the foUoAving, for three weeks after Michaelmas 
The collectors in Cornwall, for 140/. 
The collectors in Northumberland, for 80/. 
The collectors in Cumberland, for 60/. 
The collectors in Westmorland, for 60/. 
The collectors in the city of York, for 60/. 
The collectors in the town of Newcastle 
33/. 6s. M. 



upon Tyne, for 



Sept. 15. To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king lately by letters 
Westminster, patent appointed John archbishop of York, Ralph de Nevill 
and Thomas de Musgrave to summon before them at a day 
and place to be by them fixed all the collectors of the 
moiety of the tenth and fifteenth above mentioned in singular 
the wapentakes, hberties and boroughs of every ' tri thing ' of 
that county, the city of York excepted, and to apportion and cause 
to be brought to the exchequer set sums due therefrom to the 



34 RDWARD III. 



73 



18(')0. Membrane 12 — cont. 

king of (liat tenth and tifteenth for the expenses hy liini clievised and 
paid, namely of the ^]stritliinii 3(H)/., of th(^ Noithtrithing l^O/., and 
of the VVestritliing 180/. ; and although they apj)ortioned those sums, 
and eommanded the collectors to have them at the recreipt of the 
exchequer at a set day now past, to be there delivered to tlie treasun^r 
and chamberlains for the king's use, the collectors have not yet j)aid 
anything thereof : order, under ])ain of 300/., to go in peison to the 
said collectors and to command them strictly on the king's behalf, 
every of them under pain of 300/., to have those sums at the receipt 
of the (^xche(|uer as aforesaid three weeks after Michaelmas, and to 
be there to answer for their contem})t made in that behalf, and for 
the king's damage and loss by reason of non-])ayment ; informing 
the treasurer and chamberlains of his action thereupon. By K. 

To Henry duke of Lancaster or his representative in that duchy. 
Whereas the king lately ordered him to cause 100/. of the moiety of 
the tenth and fifteenth above mentioned, due to the king for moneys 
by him chevised and paid, to be levied in that duchy and brought to 
the exchequer, and although tlie duke caused the same to be levied 
long ago (as the king has heard), and commanded the collectors on 
behalf of the king to have that sum at the receipt of the exchequer 
on a set day now past, to be there delivered to the treasurer and cham- 
berlains for the king's use, the collectors have as yet paid none of it : 
like order to command them on behalf of the king, under pain of 300/., 
to have the 100/. at the receipt of the exchequer as aforesaid three 
weeks after Michaelmas, and to be there etc. {as above). 

Sept. 18. To the collectors in Essex of the moiety of the same tenth and 
Westminster, fifteenth. Order, under pain of 300/., to have at the receipt of the 
exchequer on the quinzaine of Michaelmas, there to be delivered to 
the treasurer and chamberlains for the king's use, 16/. 45. 4|c/., arrears 
of a sum of 240/. due to the king for moneys by him chevised and paid, 
which he ordered them to bring to the exchequer on a set day now 
past, and to be there to answer to the king for their contempt, and 
for the king's damage and loss thereby incurred. By K. 

The hke to the collectors in Norfolk, for 12/. 18s., arrears of a sum 
of 32/. 18s. 

Membraae 11. 

Oct. 11. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. Order to deliver in 
Westminster, dower to Mary who was wife of Thomas son and heir of Andrew 
Braunche, tenant in chief, the manor of Northbarsham ; as of the 
lands of Andrew, which came into the king's hands by his death, and 
by reason of the nonage of Thomas, who died a minor in his ward- 
ship, the king, by consent of Walter Whithors to whom he lately com- 
mitted the wardship thereof, has assigned to Mary, taking her oath 
that she will not marry without hcence, the manor aforesaid in Nor- 
folk, the manor of Piperharwe co. Surrey, and 12 marks of rent issuing 
from the manor and hundred of Frome in Selewode co. Somerset. 

To WiUiam de Hatton escheator in Surrey. Order to deliver in 
dower to the same Mary the manor of Piperharwe, which the king 
has assigned to her among other lands of Andrew Braunche, as above 
mentioned. 

To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Like order to dehver 
in dower to the same Mary 12 marks of rent issuing from the manor 
and hundi'ed of Frome in Selewode. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 11 — cont. 

Oct. 16. To William de Otteford escheator in Huntingdonshire. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand from a messuage, 12 acres of land and 1 acre 
of meadow of Margaret de Brynkton in Brynkton, and not to inter- 
meddle further therewith, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to cei'tify in chancery the cause 
wherefore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, and he 
certified that they were so taken for that it was found by inquisition, 
before liim taken of his office, that the abbot of Rameseye long since 
acquired the same to him and his house of John Bowyer without the 
king's licence ; and after Margaret daughter of Philip de Bitherun 
and Alice and Ellen her daughters informed the king that the pre- 
mises were of them the said Margaret, Ahce and Ellen, as those which 
they recovered by an assize of novel disseisin against the said abbot, 
and not of the abbot, and that the abbot after the recovery aforesaid 
never acquired the same, and petitioned that the king's hand might 
be removed, wherefore the king ordered the escheator to make in- 
quisition thereupon; and by an inquisition, by him so taken, it is 
found that Hugh de Sulgrave abbot of Rameseye in the time of Henry 
III, before the statute of mortmain, acquired the premises to him 
and his house by a fine and a charter of Wilham de Walde knight, 
and demised the same to chvers tenants of liis manor of Brynkton 
to hold in bondage {bondagio), and afterwards Simon de Eye late 
abbot took the same again to his own hands and demised them to John 
le Bo\\"iere to hold in bondage to him and his issue (sequele), which 
John surrendered them to abbot Robert de Nassington, that at another 
time a jury presented that the surrender was an appropriation or 
acquisition of the premises by that abbot without the king's licence, 
by virtue whereof the premises were by the escheator seized into the 
king's hand, and that Richard son of John le Bowiere, alleging himself 
to be John's heir, after his father's death, in the time of Richard 
de Shenyngton now abbot, entered and by charter conferred the pre- 
mises upon the said Margaret, Alice and Ellen, and for that the abbot 
did not suffer them to continue their unlawful seisin, they recovered 
the premises against him and others as aforesaid. 

Oct. 20. Wilham Prior of Duddeley, detained in Stourton prison for a trespass 

Westminster, of vert and venison in the forest of Kynefare, has a writ addressed 
to Thomas de Brewes keeper of the king's forest south of Trent or his 
representative there to put him at bail. 

Oct. 20. To Wilham de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to intermeddle further with the parsonage 
or rectory of Hundemanby, four bovates of land in Hundemanby and 
the advowsons of the vicarages of the chapels of Hundemanby, Burton 
Flemyng, Neuton, Muston, Righton, Fordon, Barkedale, Erghum 
and Folkethorp, dehvering the issues to the abbot of Bardeneye ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify him in chancery of 
the cause wherefore the said abbot's manor of Hundemanby was by 
him taken, it was said, into the king's hand, and he returned that he 
so took the same for that he found by inquisition, before him taken 
of his office, that Roger late abbot of Bardeneye tenant in chief, it 
is said, by his writing demised, for himself and his successors and the 
convent of his said house, to John de Stokheth chaplain, late parson 
of Hale, for his life a manor of Hundemanby, namely the parsonage and 
one carucate of land in Hundemanby, containing nine bovates, together 



34 EDWARD 111. 



75 



1360 Memhrane, 11 — cont. 

with the atlvowHoiis of the vicuiiii^'cs aforesaid to the said manor Ix'Iojif^- 
ing, as parcel of the spiritualities and lejnporahties of the abbey wliich 
is of the king's advowsou, and that John has by tlie king's licence a 
charter of five bovates of that land, wliieh are of the t(unporalities 
aforesaid, and for that the residue of the said manor (namely the site 
of the parsonage and four bovates of land, w liich are of the spirituahties 
of the abbey) were without the king's licence aliened to tlie said 
John by the abbot and convent, wlio had tliem of the gift of Walter 
de Gaunt tenant in chief ; and now the abbot has informed the king 
that the whole manor consists of the manse of the rectory of tliat church, 
to tliem appropriated of the gift of Walter, together with tlie four 
bovates and the advowsons aforesaid, which arc of the endowment 
and spiritualities of their church as appears by Walter's charter, 
produced in chancery, ])raying the king therefore to remove his liand 
therefrom ; and the king or his ministers ought not to intermeddle 
with any spiritualities by reason of ahenation. 

Oct. 17. To Walter Whithors the king's yeoman. Order to deUver to Stephen 

Westminster, de Wynsladc, son and heir of Eleanor who was wife of Richard de 
Wynslade and sister of Andrew Braunche, and cousin and heir of 
Thomas son of Andrew Braunche tenant in chief, all the lands of 
Andrew, and to intermeddle no further therewith ; as the king of his 
favour lately granted to Walter by letters patent the wardship of all the 
lands of Andrew, which came into his hand by Andrew's death and by 
reason of the nonage of Thomas his son and heir, who died a minor 
in the king's wardship, without rendering anything for the same ; 
and now the king has taken the fealty of Stephen, being of full 
age, and has respited his homage. 



Oct. 6. To WilUam de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a messuage in 
Gloverlane in York, delivering the issues to Roger de Overton chaplain 
and John de Alkebarowe ; as the king lately ordered the escheator 
to certify him in chancery of the cause vv'herefore the premises were 
taken into his hand, and he certified, that he so took the same for 
that he found by inquisition, before him taken of his ofiice, that Robert 
del Chapele, who at his death held in his demesne as of fee a messuage 
by the church of St. Sampson at the corner of Girdelerrawe in York, 
held of the king for a burgage of the city of York and of the value of 

• 205. a year, died intestate mthout an heir of his blood ; and after 

Roger and John informed the king that Robert long before his death 
by charter gave that messuage to Agnes his daughter, her heirs and 
assigns, and they acquired the same in fee of William de Huntyngton 
cousin and heir of Agnes, who entered the same after her death by 
right of inheritance, pra5dng the king to cause his hand to be there- 
from removed ; and the king thereupon ordered the escheator 
to make inquisition, and by inquisition by him so taken it 
is found that Robert, who held that messuage in his demesne 
as of fee, a year and more before his death gave the same 
by charter to Agnes as aforesaid, by virtue of which gift she 
was thereof peaceably seised during her life, that after her death 
Wilham de Huntyngton entered as her cousin and heir, being acknow- 
ledged as heir, and peaceably held the premises seven years and more, 
and that on St. Edmund's day in the 32nd year of the reign he gave it by 
charter to Roger and John, who were thereof peaceably seised until 



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Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



1360. Membrane 11 — cont. 

it was taken by the escheator into the king's hand ; and it is not 
lawful that they should be ousted from their freehold without an 
answer. 

Membrane 10. 

To Wilham de Nessefeld escheator in Northumberland. Order to 
remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the lands 
of Robert de Fenwyk in Cambowe, dehvering to Robert the issues ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify him in chancery 
of the cause wherefore those lands were by him taken into the king's 
hand, and he certified that he so took them for that he found by 
inquisition, before him taken of his office, that Robert Reymes, tenant 
in chief of a messuage and 120 acres of waste land in Cambowe as 
parcel of his barony of Bolum, ahened the same in fee without the 
king's licence, and that Robert de Fenwyk holds the same hkewise 
without licence ; and after Robert informed the king that the 
})remises are held of Hugh de Herle, who holds them further of Robert 
Herle as of his barony of Bolbek, and were not held of the king nor of 
his forefathers at any time, and petitioned the king to cause his 
hand to be removed ; and the king ordered the escheator to 
make inquisition thereon, by which inquisition, by him taken 
accordingly, it is found that Walter de Cambowe and John 
de Cambowe and their ancestors time out of mind held the 
premises of Hugh de Reymes and his ancestors by fealty and the 
service of 6s. 8c?. a year, that Hugh and his ancestors held the same 
of Robert de Herle and his ancestors by the service aforesaid, and 
they are now held by the same service of Robert de Herle and his 
heirs, who holds them in service of the barony of Bolbek in chief, and 
that Robert de Fenwyk holds them of the said Hugh and his heirs, 
and Hugh of Robert de Herle, nor were they held of the king in chief 
within the time of memory, nor are they yet, as parcel of the 
barony of B[o]lum nor otherwise. 

Oct. 20. To Wilham de Nessefeld escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the lands which 
were of William son of Christiana and of Christiana his wife in 
Gamelesby and Ayketon, dehvering up the issues ; as the king lately 
ordered the escheator to certify him in chancery of the cause wherefore 
those lands were by him taken into the king's hand, and he certified 
that he so took them for that he found by inquisition, before him 
taken of his office, that Christiana who was wife of Michael le Taillour 
tenant in chief, the king's widow, married Wilham without the king's 
licence, and that William and Christiana hold in her dower 
lands in Gamelesby and Ayketon which were of Michael, value in all 
issues 26s. M. ; and after petition was made to the king on behalf 
of Thomas de Alanby, who acquired those lands (as he says), that 
he would order his hand to be removed, as the said lands descended to 
Christiana by inheritance and not in name of dower or otherwise, so 
that she might lawfully marry without requiring licence of the king, 
wherefore he ordered the escheator to make inquisition ; by 
which inquisition, by him taken accordingly, it is found that 
the premises are not of the dower of Christiana but of her 
heritage, which descended to her by the death of Christiana her 
mother, daughter and heir of Robert de Castelkayrok tenant in chief, 
and that Christiana wife of Wilham held no lands after the death of 
Michael her husband whereby she ought to be the king's widow. 



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1800. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 



Oct. 23. To James le Botiller earl of Orniound justiciary of Ireland, or to 

Westminster, his representative. Order not to trouble Wolfran Bernevall, nor 
suffer hi in to be troubhnl, by reason of the escaj)e of Robert Ryng ; 
as the king lately ordered the justiciary to cause tlie said Robert to 
be arrested and brouglit before Phili|)|)a the (jueen consort and others 
of the king's council in England, to inform them touching a false 
commission of tlie office of the <iueen's attorney gene^ral to receive 
and answer to her for the queen's gold in Ireland, which the said 
Robert alleged that he had under her seal ; and although the justiciary 
took the said Robert accordingly and delivered him to John WafTre, 
Wolfran Bernevall, Simon Burton and Robert Cok to be brought 
before the queen and others as aforesaid before the quinzaine of Easter 
last, as the justiciary has certified the king, yet Wolfran has appeared 
in person before the council of the king and queen, and alleged that 
Robert escaped by stealth from his custody, wherefore he could not 
have him there, and has made fine with the queen by reason of his 
escape, and thereupon the king has discharged him from his main- 
prise. By C. 

Oct. 16. To John de Estburv escheator in Suthampton and Wilts. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further \\ith the manor and advowson of Evereslegh 
CO. Suthampton and the manor and advowson of Lokynton co. Wilts, 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Bradestan, 
delivering up the issues ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no lands in 
those counties in his demesne as of fee, for that long before his death 
he demised the said manors and advowsons to Robert Mordak parson 
of Wynterburn by Bristol, Robert Coygny parson of Somerford Mau- 
duyt and John Wynchestre chaplain warden of the perpetual chantry 
of Wynterborn and to their heirs for ever, and that the same are 
held of others than the king. 

Oct. 16. To John de Estbury escheator in Oxfordshire and Wilts. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manors of Stanlak, Broughton 
and Bourton and the advowsons of the churches of Stanlak and 
Broughton, a messuage and one carucate of land in Netherfilkyng 
CO. Oxford, nor with the manors of Somerford Mauduyt and Witele, 
the advowsons of the church of Somerford and the chapel of Whitele, 
and a messuage, two carucates of land and 6 acres of meadow in Farnhull 
CO. Wilts, taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de 
Bradestan, delivering the issues to Agnes late his wife ; as the king 
has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Thomas 
at his death held no lands in those counties in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the premises by reason of the coverture of AgneS, who 
holds the same for her life of the heritage of Peter Mauduyt knight. 



Oct. 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay the 

Westminster, demand which they are making against Henry Grene, one of the 
justices of the Common Bench, for 20 marks received by him at the 
receipt of the exchequer for his expenses in going to the north upon 
the king's service, for that the king is assured that his expenses amount 
to that or a greater sum. By K. 



78 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 9. 

Sept. 27. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Westmorland. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a manor of Bethum 
which is of Ralph de Bethum knight, dehvering the issues to Thomas 
{sic) ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify him in chancery 
of tlie cause wherefore that manor was by him taken into the king's hand, 
and he returned that he so took it for that he found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that King Henry III gave in fee to 
the ancestor of the said Ralph three carucates of land in Bethum with 
a fishery in the water of Kent there, called the manor of Bethum, 
and that Ralph entered the same after the death of Thomas de 
Bethum his father, without process of the king's court, and without 
doing homage ; and after Ralph informed the king that King Henry 
III did not at any time give that manor to any ancestor of his, and 
that it was held time out of mind of Christiana de Gynes as of the 
moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale, and of her ancestors 
lords of that moiety, which after her death came to the king's hands, 
and was by him given to William de Couucy, and after his death, 
again coming to the king's hands as an escheat, to John de Coupland 
and Joan his wife for their lives, together with the knight's fees to 
the same moiety belonging, wherefore Ralph ought not to be troubled 
by reason of his entry after the death of his father, who died in the 
time of the said Christiana, and he petitioned that the king would 
cause his hand to be removed ; and by another inquisition, taken by 
the escheator by virtue of the king's command, it is found 
that neither King Henry III nor any forefather of the king gave 
the said manor to any ancestor of Ralph de Bethum nor to the said 
Ralph at any time within the memory of man, but the same was held by 
knight service of the said Christiana and of her ancestors and of 
others the lords of the said moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in 
Kendale time out of mind, and at the time of the death of Thomas, father 
of Ralph, of the same Christiana (then living) and of her heirs, that Ralph 
entered after the death of his father as his heir, and did homage and 
other services thereof due to Christiana in her lifetime, and not after 
her death when the said moiety was in the king's hand, and that 
the said manor is now held of John de Coupland and Joan his wife 
as of the said moiety to them granted for their lives as aforesaid, 
and was not held in chief as of the crown nor of the king's forefathers 
at any time. 

Membrane 8. 

Oct. 30. To William de Hatton escheator in Kent. Order to remove the 

Sandwich, king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the temporalities 
of the bishopric of Rochester, taken into the king's hand by reason 
of the voidance of that see, delivering the issues to Simon archbishop 
of Canterbury, but to retain in the king's hand the manors {sic) of 
Cobehambury and certain tenements in Sunderassh, for the issues 
whereof answer must be made ; as King John by charter rendered 
to Stephen then archbishop, as his right, the patronage of the see 
of Rochester with its appurtenances, and by letters patent ordered the 
prior and monks of Rochester and the knights and free tenants of the 
bishopric to be obedient to the archbishop as lord and patron 
thereof ; and now, by the complaint of the archbishop, the king 
has heard that, though the archbishop ought to h ave, and he and his 
predecessors from the date of that charter and before it time out of 



34 EDWARD III. 79 



1300. Membrane 8 — cont. 

mind have had the patronage of that see, and the keeping of the 
temporahties thereof, \vlii(rh are held of the archbishop, in every 
vacancy, without that tliat the escheators or othci' tninistfir.s of the 
kitig or his forefathers liave intermeddled thcucin, the esclieator 
has taken into tlie king's hand the temporahties f)f the bishopric, 
now void by tlie death of Jolin the last bisho]), which arc held of tlie 
archbishop, and weie by him entered as ])atron, as [was lawful] by 
reason of his right and lordshi]i, and has caused the said arcli- 
bisho])'s servants to be ousted, A\herefore the archbishop has 
petitioned the king for remedy ; and after searching the rolls 
and memoranda of the excheijuer concerning the last three vacancies, 
it is not found that answer was made to King Edward I, King Edward 
II or to the now king for any issues of the temporalities of that 
bishopric but the issues of the manor of Cobhambury and of certain 
tenements in Sunderassh co. Kent, and of the manor of Middelton 
Cheyndut co. Northam])ton. wliich are ])arcel of the said tempo- 
ralities newlj^ acquired and held in chief by knight service, and by 
inspection of the rolls of chancery it is plain that, when Walter then 
archbishop signified to King Edward IT by letters patent that he 
had delivered to Hamon then bislioy) of Rochester, being consecrated 
in the court of Rome, the administration of the spiritualities and 
temporahties of that bishopric so far as pertained to the archbishop, 
that king took the fealty of bishop Hamon for the lands by him held 
of the king as of his bishopric, and restored them to him. 
[Feeder a.'] 

The like to Roger de W^olfreton escheator in Suffolk. 
[Ihid.] 

Nov. 10. To Roger de Wolfreton esclieator in Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk 
Westminster, and Sul^olk. Order to take seisin in the king's name of all the 
lands whereof Ehzabeth de Burgo tenant in chief was at her death 
seised in her demesne as of fee, and to demise the same, with the 
issues thereof from her death and henceforward arising, and with 
all farms and rents of hers as well for terms past since her death as 
for terms yet to come, to the keeping of John Lygoun, Humplirey de 
Walden, Richard de Gransete, William Breton, Jolm atte More, 
William Brokhole and William Gervays late her ministers, suffer- 
ing them to disi)Ose thereof until further orders without 
taking aught to the king's use, certifying the king in chancery 
what is the value of such lands, what were such farms and rents 
and at Avhat terms payable, of whom all are held and by what 
service, and sending thither under seal the inquisitions by him thereupon 
taken, the king's late order to take those lands into his hand and 
safe keep the same notwithstanding, as he would shew favour to 
Lionel his son earl of Ulster and to Ehzabeth his wife, cousin and 
heir of the said Elizabeth de Burgo. By K. 

The hke to the following : 

John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset, concerning lands in the 
keeping of John Brunyng, John Motelot and Stephen Bonde. 

Thomas Saundres of Neubold escheator in Gloucestershire, 
Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjoining, concerning 
lands in the keeping of Alexander Cherman, Richard de 
Waltham, Stephen Derby, Philip aji Jevan and Robert de 
Langele, 



80 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 8 — cont. 

Oct. 25. To the bailiffs of the town of Lyverpole. Order for sure 

Westminster, causes to stay altogether the execution, whereof they are henceforth 
discharged, of the king's late order to make search that no 
silver in money, plate, or in the lump, in ports and places within the 
liberty of that town, had been carried [to foreign parts], and to 
arrest and answer to the king for all such silver there found for that 
purpose. By C. 

Nov. 15. To William de Fililode escheator within the liberty of Holdernesse. 
Westminster. Order to cause John de Goushill to have seisin of two tofts in 
Beford, which were held by John Celererman of Beford hanged for 
felony, it is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that the said tofts [have been] in his hand for a year 
and a day, that they were held of John de Goushill, and that the 
escheator had the year and day and the waste thereof, and ought to 
answer to the king for the same. 

Nov. 20. To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Houghton Conquest, two 
carucates of land in that town, and 16 acres of land in Davy- 
stockyng, taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas 
Conquest knight, delivering up the issues ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death 
held no lands in that bailiwick in chief in his demesne as of fee, but 
held the premises of others than the king. 

Nov. 16. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Westmorland. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a 
vaccary of Roger de Clifford called Sourthwayt in the forest of 
Mallerstang, delivering up the issues ; as the king lately ordered 
the escheator to certify him in chancery of the cause vv'herefore the 
same was taken into his hand, and the escheator signified that he so 
took it for that he found by inquisition, before him taken of his 
office, that Andrew de Harcla earl of Carlisle deceased held that 
vaccary in fee at the time of his forfeiture to the late king, that 
after the death of Andrew the said late king was thereof seised 
four years, then Robert de Clifford, father of Roger, occupied 
the same sixteen years, and after the death of Robert the 
now king ten years while Roger was within age and in 
his wardship, and after that Roger for six years ; and 
in divers statutes it is contained that no man shall be ousted 
from his freehold without an answer, and Roger has found 
mainpernors, William de Threlkeld knight, Thomas de Sandford 
and Henry de Threlkeld, to answer to the king for the issues and 
profits of that vaccary from the death of Andrew for which answer 
has not been made to him nor to the late king, and also henceforward 
so long as he shall hold the same, if it be adjudged to the king by 
reason of the forfeiture aforesaid. By K and C. 

Membrane 7. 

Nov. 22. To John atte Wode escheator in Salop and the march of Wales 

Westminster, adjoining. Order to cause the lands of Kery and Kedewyng and the 

castle and lordship of Monte Gomeri, assigned by the king in dower 

to Philippa who was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl of 



34 EDWAKI) III. 81 



1300. Membrane 7. — cont. 

March, to be taken again into his hand and deHvered to Edward 
piince of Wales in name of wardship until the heir be of age, the 
prince assigning to Phihppa a third part of the hinds of Kery and 
Kede\\;yng as licr dower thereof, and other lauds to tiie value of two 
thirds of those, and also 20 marks a year or lands to that value for 
the said castle and lordship formeily assigned and delivered to her of 
the lands of the said late carl in the king's hand ; as after 
the assignment aforesaid, at the suit of the prince, alleging that the 
c astle of Dohnorayn [sic) with the Newtown, the caatred of Kedewyng 
and the commote of Kery are the lands of Kery and Kedewyng and 
were parcel of the principality of Wales as well before as after the 
conquest thereof, and are held of the prince as of his principahty, 
as is found by an inquisition taken by Henry Grene and William 
de Fyncheden, and that the castle and lordsliip of Monte Gomeri 
are the key and parcel of that principality, held likewise of him, as 
appeared by divers evidences produced before the king and council, 
and praying the king to deliver to him the wardship as well of the 
said castle of Dolvorayn, town, cantred and commote, which are 
the lands of Kery and Kedewyng above specified, as of the castle 
and lordship of Monte Gomeri ; and the king, willing to do justice 
to both parties, ordered the sheriff by divers writs to notify Philippa 
to be in. chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas last to shew cause 
wherefore the said castles and lands to her assigned should not be 
taken again into the king's hand and delivered to the prince, when 
she, appearing in person, said she had no cause to shew^ By K. and C. 

Nov. 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Westminster, receive the king's letters patent to Walter de Mauny for 12,000 marks, 
to cause the same to be cancelled, to discharge the said Walter of 
all debts contained in a certain schedule sent into chancery by 
the treasurer, the barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, 
and herewith enclosed, and to cause as well letters patent 
containing lOOL a year as others containing 35 marks a year 
to be endorsed and returned to him to sue upon hereafter for 
those yearly sums ; as divers debts are being demanded of Walter 
by summons of the exchequer, and the king is bound to him in 8,000 
marks by letters obligatory containing 12,000 marks for divers prisoners 
bought of him by the king, in 2,I00Z. arrears of 100?. yearly at the 
exchequer granted to him and his heirs by letters patent remaining in his 
hands to maintain the estate of a banneret until provision be made 
him of 100?. in land, and in 455?. arrears of 35 marks yearly to be 
received from the sheriff of Norfolk granted him for life by charter 
of Thomas de Brotherton late earl of Norfolk confirmed by the 
king, as is found by the schedule of the debts of the said Walter 
above mentioned ; and upon the petition of Walter, for his 
good service, and for that he has released the three debts 
aforesaid to him due from the king, the king has pardoned him all 
debts in the said schedule contained. By K. and C. 

Nov. 22. To John atte Wode escheator in Salop, Staffordshire and the 

Westminster, march of Wales adjoining. Order to dehver in dower to Phihppa 
who was the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March 
tenant in chief, the castle of Keventhles -with the cantred of 
Melenyth and the town and lordship of Knyghteton ; as the king 
lately assigned to her in dower, among other lands of the late earl 

CB6 



H2 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 7. — cont. 

taken into his hand by reason of the nonage of the heir, the castle 
of Dolvorain with the Newtown, the cantred of Kedewyng, and 
the commote of Kery to the value of 294L and the castle, town and 
lordship of Monte Gomery, with the hundred of Chirbury to the 
value of 131. 6s. 8d. ; and now, for that by divers records, charters 
and evidences before the king and council shewn by Edward prince 
of Wales it is found that the castle of Dolvorain Avith the Newtown, 
tl>e cantred of Kedewyng and the commote of Kery are parcel of 
the principality of Wales, and held of the prince in right thereof, 
and that the castle of Monte Gomery is the key of the principality, 
which castle, with the lordship of Monte Gomery (whereto the said 
hundred is adjoining, and comprised under one extent, it is said) 
were given to the said prince by the king's charter, the same are by 
process against Philippa in chancery taken out of her possession 
into the king's hand and delivered to the prince, so that the prince 
ought to give her in dower the third part of the castle of Dolvorayn, 
of the Newtown, cantred and commote aforesaid, and in order to recom- 
pense her for the value of the other two thirds extended at 198L, and 
also for the value of 20 marks of land for the castle, town and 
lordship of Monte Gomery and the said hundred, the king has 
assigned to her the said castle of Keventhles with the cantred of 
Melenyth to the value of 160L, and the town and lordship of 
Knyghteton to the value of 60Z., with their liberties, royalties, 
jurisdictions and profits, rendering yearly at the exchequer lOl. 135. 4id., 
the excess of her said dower over the value of the said two thirds. 

By K. and C. 

Membrane 6. 

Nov. 18. To John de Stodeye the king's butler. Order to pay to David 
Westminster, de Wollore the king's clerk, who kept the inn of chancery during 
the absence of the chancellor at Calais on the king's service, so 
much as belongs to him of the fee of wine usually paid for the said 
inn from 24 August last to 7 November inclusive, on which day 
the chancellor first kept the inn on his return, namely 75 days. 

The like to John de Neubury clerk, keeper of the great wardrobe, 
concerning the fee of wax usually paid for the said inn. 

Nov. 28. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Westmorland. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Stirkeland of Thomas de Berewys and Joan his wife and 
a certain rent there, delivering up the issues ; as the king lately 
ordered the escheator to certify him in chancery of the cause wherefore 
that manor was taken into his hand, and he returned that he so took 
as well the said manor, which was of John de Stirkeland and held by 
him at his death of Thomas de Twenge by knight service, as the 
said rent by reason of the king's prerogative, for that he found by 
inquisition, before him taken of his ofifice, that Margaret de Roos, 
who held in chief a yearly rent of 50s. issuing from divers tenements 
in Stirkeland, and a rent of tAvo quarters and two bushels of oat- 
meal a year issuing from Stirkeland mill, aliened that rent in fee 
■wdthout licence to Richard de Preston and Anabel his wife, and 
Richard and Anabel to John de Stirkeland, and John to Edmund 
de Nevill and John de Louthre, and Edmund and John de Louthre 
to the said John de Stirkeland and Alice his wife now deceased ; 
and after, at the suit of Thomas de Berewys and Joan, alleging that 



34 EDWARD TTI. 83 



1360. Membrane 6. — cont. 

they hold a messuage, 60 acres of land and 6 acres of meadow in 
the town of Great Stirkeland wliereof the said rent used to arise, 
that the rent is extii\guished, and the said messuage and land are held 
of Tliomas de Tweng as of his manor of Stirkeland and not of the 
king, and ]iraying that his hand might be removed, the king ordered 
the escheator to make inquisition thereupon ; and by that in- 
quisition it is found that Richard de Latoun was seised in 
his demesne as of fee of a messuage, 60 acres of land and 6 
acres of meadow in Stirkeland whereof the rent aforesaid 
used to arise, and held the same of Thomas Lang of Stirke- 
land as of the third part of the said manor by the service of 
25. a year to cornage, that he aliened the premises to Robert de 
Stirkeland in fee, subject to the rent aforesaid to be paid to Richard, 
his heirs and assigns, that Robert died thereof seised, after whose 
death William de Stirkeland entered as son and heir of Robert, and 
gave the premises to John de Stirkeland and the heirs of his body, 
that Richard de Latoun, being seised of the rent aforesaid by reason 
of the said reservation, granted that rent to Margaret de Roos and 
her heirs, by virtue of which grant Margaret was thereof seised, 
and granted the same in fee to Richard de Preston and Anabel his 
wife, and Richard de Preston released it to John de Stirkeland who 
was seised of the tenements whereof the rent used to arise, and 
Anabel after her husband's death also released to John all her right 
therein, whereby that rent was extinguished, and that neither 
Margaret de Roos, John de Stirkeland nor any other ever held the 
said rent in chief, nor are those tenements held in chief, nor were 
they ever held but of Thomas de Tweng by the service aforesaid and 
by homage ; and by another inquisition, likewise taken by the 
escheator, it is found that John de Stirkeland at his death held no 
lands, rents or service in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but died seised of the manor of Great Stirkeland and of no other 
lands, rents or services, and that he held that manor of Thomas de 
Tweng. 



■'o* 



Nov. 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to take an 
Westminster, oath of Roger de Bromley e the king's clerk, and if thereby assured 
that the facts stated in his petition are true, to allow him in his 
account at the exchequer all expenses by him incurred, two tuns of 
wane spent for the refreshment of the king's Ueges, and certain onions 
and garlic by reason of their going bad ; as Roger by his petition 
shews that, whereas he was appointed receiver of the victuals which 
the king sent with his army to the town of Honyfieu in Normandy 
for the refreshment of himself and his army after his crossing to France 
in the 33rd year of his reign, and laid out \\l. 45. M. upon the 
repair of cellars and other houses in that town wherein the victuals 
were stored, 4L \Qd. for riding from the city of London to Sandewich 
to cross the sea, and again to London after long waiting for a wind, 
and thence to Sandewich, for crossing over sea to Honyfleu with the 
victuals, and for crossing again and riding to London after the 
king's return to England," 1045. M. for wages of a cooper necessarily 
retained to bind and repair tuns of the king's wines in his keeping 
for the time that he received wines of the king's butler in the said 
town, 455. M. upon divers messages to certify the council in England 
concerning the victuals in his keeping, and 265. M. to a seaman called 
' lodesraan ' for his reward for safe conduct of a ship wherein part 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1860. 



Nov. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 6. — cont. 
of the victuals was placed by the water of Seyne to the said town, 
that great part of the onions and garlic, to the value of 100s., which 
he received among other victuals of John de Lovekyn and John Wroth 
of London, went bad while crossing the sea, and the residue thereof 
while stored in that town, so as to be of no value and useless, 
wherefore they were thrown away at sea and elsewhere, and that two 
tuns of the king's Gascon wine in his keeping he spent, at the time 
the king took his passage to England at the port of Honyfleu, for 
refreshment of the king's sons and other nobles and lieges, as 
need was, as he is prepared to declare in due manner, praying that 
the king will allow him the money and victuals so spent or wasted. 

Membrane 5. 

To the treasurer and the barons and chamberlains at Dublin. Order 
to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer in DubUn, and 
if thereby assured that Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March 
and lord of Trym in Ireland, and his ancestors took at the said 
exchequer time out of mind a yearly rent of 25 marks for the site 
of the king's castle and town of Droghda formerly called Castel- 
blathagh, to account with the said earl's executors or their attorney, 
and to cause so much as may be found due of that rent to the earl 
at his death, who died on 26 February last, as is found by divers 
inquisitions returned in chancery, to be paid to the said execu- 
or to their attorney, taking their acquittance ; as the said 
executors have petitioned the king for payment of the arrears 
of the rent for the said site, which was of the said earl's ancestors, 
and by them granted to the king's forefathers for the rent afore- 
said. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Sandewich. Order to 
take information touching certain wools, cloths, goods and mer- 
chandise of John de Mari and his fellows, ahen merchants, and to 
permit them to lade the same again in other ships in ports and 
places within that bailiwick without custom or subsidy, and take 
them to their own parts without let, provided that by colour thereof 
no other such merchandise be placed or laded therein ; as it is shewn 
the king, on behalf of the said merchants, that they laded the mer- 
chandise aforesaid at Lescluses in Flanders in two great ships of 
Janua to take to their own parts, that those ships on their voyage 
were driven by tempest upon the sands by the port of Romeneye 
and were there in peril, and that some of the merchandise was salved at 
their great cost, praying the king's licence to lade again the goods 
so salved and brought to the towns of Sandewich and Romeneye in 
other ships in those ports or elsewhere within the said bailiwick 
and to carry them thence without paying custom or subsidy 
thereon ; and John has made oath before the king and council that 
the same were laded and freighted in Flanders to take to foreign 
parts and not to England, and has mainperned that none but the 
goods so salved from the said two ships shall be laded in the same 
ships in which these are laded again. By K. and C. 

Membrane 4. 

To the arrayers in Buckinghamshire of men at arms and archers 
to sail for the king's service. Order to stay altogether the demand 



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86 



13G0. Membrane 4. — cont. 

made upon Richard earl of Arimdell for payment of any HuniH wliatsovor 
for his inanoi- of M(>dmenhatn towaids tlie expenses of men at amis, 
armed men and archers to march against the king's enemies of 
France, releasing any distraint, and restoring any levy mad(! upon hira 
for that reason ; as the earl was arrayed and furnished in Sussex 
with men at arms, armed men and archers to the utmost of his power 
for all his lands at the time when those enemies were at sea for the 
purpose of invading the realm, ready to resist them had they pre- 
sumed to laud upon the sea coast of that county, as the king is fully 
informed. By C. 

Nov. 20. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a rent of 30 
quarters of wheat, 30 quarters of barley and 3t) quarters of oats, 
payable by the abbot and convent of Kirkested, delivering the 
issues to the abbot of Bardeneye ; as by certificate of the escheator, 
sent into chancery by the king's command, it is found that he took 
that rent into the king's hand for that he found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that Gilbert de Gaunt, tenant in chief 
by barony, of his barony aUened without the king's licence two 
carucates of land now called Monkesdayles in Skampton to the 
abbot and convent of Bardeneye, and the said abbot and convent 
without the king's licence aUened the same to the abbot and convent 
of Kirkested, paying the aforesaid rent yearly between Michaelmas 
and Easter, whereof the king and his ancestors ought to have had 
the issues and profits during all the time of a vacancy of the abbey 
of Bardeneye from the time when the advowson of that abbey came 
to the king's forefathers by gift of the said Gilbert, and have had 
none, but were thereof defrauded during that whole time to the 
damage of 400Z. ; and it is not in accordance with law that the 
abbot should be ousted from his freehold without an answer, and he 
has found William Moryce of Hale and John atte See of Bardeney 
of Lincolnshire his mainpernors, who have mainperned to answer to 
the king for the said rent and arrears, if it shall be determined that the 
same ought to belong to the king. 
1361. _ ^ ^ 

Jan. 18. To William de Farlegh the king's clerk, keeper of the wardrobe. 
Westminster. Order, if by the oath of John de Stodeye the king's butler he be 
assured that the facts stated in John's petition are true, to allow 
him in his account 74 tuns of wine lost at sea ; as John has shewn 
the king that whereas he was charged, as well by the chancellor as 
by the king's writs to liim addressed, to buy and purvey to the 
king's use a large quantity of wines, and to take the same to the 
towns of Caleys and Honyflu at the king's risk, by virtue thereof, 
and by assent of the chancellor and others of the council, he bought 
and purveyed 232 tuns of wine, and put them in two ships in the 
port of London, one [called] the George of Hoke the other the 
Katherine of Wynchelsee, to take to the said towns, and while 
those ships so laded were on their voyage thither the Katherine, 
wdth 116 tuns thereof, was cast upon a sandbank called the GriUer 
in the mouth of the river Thames, and was there suddenly and 
utterly in peril, and 74 of those 116 tuns were totally lost, wherefore 
he prayed that the king would allow him the same in his account of 
the issues of the butlery. By K. and C. 

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis ; as John de 
Stodeye aforesaid has shewn the king that, by direction of the 



86 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 4 — cont. 

council and by virtue of the king's writ to him addressed, he bought 
and purveyed one pipe of ' vernage ' and one pipe of ' malveisyn ' 
for the king's consumpton at Honyflu, and placed them in a small 
ship in the port of London called the Seyntemarie hakhote of 
London to be taken to Honyflu, and on its voyage thither the said 
ship, for fear of the king's enemies then at sea, touched at the port 
of Wynchelsee, and was there captured by the said enemies, who 
burnt the town of Wynchelsee, and was brought to the port of 
Harflu in Normandy, wherefore John prayed that the king would 
allow him those two pipes in his account, 

1360. Membrane 3. 

Dec. 1. To .Wilham de Otteford escheator in Buckinghamshire. Order 

Westminster, to caiise Thomas de Furnyvale knight to have seisin of the manor 
of Farnham and the hamlet of Sere with their members and ap- 
purtenances, and of the advowson of the church of Farnham, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of EUzabeth de Burgo ; as it is 
found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Elizabeth at her 
death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, 
but held in dower, of the endowment of Theobald de Verdon for- 
merly her husband, the manor of Farnham with the hamlet and 
advowson aforesaid in chief by the service of finding one glove for 
the king's right hand at his coronation, and of supporting his right 
arm while he should hold the sceptre in his hand, with reversion, 
according to a partition lately made among the coheirs of 
that heritage, to the said Thomas, cousin and one of the 
heirs of Theobald, namely son of Joan one of the daughters of 
Theobald, and of full age ; and the king has taken the homage of 
Thomas for his purparty. 

To John de Wyndesore escheator in Leicestershire. Order to 
cause John de Crophull knight and Margery his wife to have seisin 
of the manors of Neubold Verdon and Cotesbech, taken into the 
king's hand by the death of the same EUzabeth ; as it was found 
[as above) that at her death she held in dower (as above) the said 
manors in chief by knight service, with reversion to John and to 
Margery as one of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de 
Verdon ; and the king has taken the homage of William le 
Blount formerly husband of Margery for her purparty, by reason 
of issue between them begotten. 

To Jolm de Wyndesore escheator in Warwicksliire. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Braundon and the hamlet 
of Bretford, taken into the king's hand by the death of the same 
Elizabeth, delivering u]) the issues ; as it was found {as above) that at 
her death she held in dower [as above) the said manor with the 
said hamlet, with reversion to Bartholomew de Burgherssh son and 
heir of Ehzabeth daughter and one of the heirs of Theobald de Verdon, 
and that the same are held of others than the king. 

To John de Wyndesore escheator in Leicestershire and War- 
wickshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor 
and advowson of Lutteworth co. Leicester and the manor of 
Feckenho co. Warwick ; as it was found {as above) that the said 
EUzabeth held in dower the said manors and advowson, with rever- 
sion to WilUam de Ferrariis, cousin and one of the heirs of 
Theobald de Verdon and of full age, and that the same are held of 
others than the king. 



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1300. 



Membrane 3. — cont. 



Dec. 3. To Thomas Saundres of Neubold cscheator in Horcfordshire. 

Westminster. Order to take an oath of Agnes who was wife of John Tyrel tenant 
in cliief that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to 
deliver to her in dower certain lands in Hungarston extended at 6l.s. 
a year ; as of the lands of her said husband, taken into the king's 
hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of Hugh Tyrel his 
brother and, heir, by assent of Robert de Herle to whom the king has 
committed the wardship of two thirds thereof, the king has assigned to 
Agnes in dower the lands in Hungarston aforesaid, lands at Bromcroft 
CO. Salop extended at 36s. a year, lands at Normancote co. Salop at 2s., 
the manor of Caundel Wak co. Dorset at 69.s., the manor of Gore- 
well CO. Dorset at 6/. 96'. Gd., a third part of the manor of Compton 
Martyn co. Somerset at 4/. 3s. 4cZ., and a moiety of lands in Tangele 
CO. Suthampton at 55s. 9d., rendering to the king until the lieir be 
of age and then to the said heir 8s. Ic^. a year by which the value 
thereof exceeds her dower. 



To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order 
to deliver in dower to the abovenamed Agnes the manors of 
Caundel Wake and Gorewell co. Dorset, and the third part of the 
manor of Compton Martyn co. Somerset, extended as above, which 
the king has assigned to her among other lands of John Tyrel 
her husband. 

The like to the following : 

John atte Wode escheator in Salop, for lands at Bromcroft 

and Normancote, extended as above. 
John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton, for 
a moiety of lands in Tangele. 

Dec. 1. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a yearly rent 
or farm of lOl. which the prior of Torkeseye used to pay to Mary de 
Sancto Paulo countess of Pembroke for the site of that priory, and 
another of 46s. which the prioress of Fosse used to pay to the said 
countess for certain lands in Torkeseye, restoring to the said 
countess any levy thereof heretofore made for which he has not 
answered to the king, certifying in chancery under seal the cause, 
if any, why he cannot so do, and sending again thither this writ ; as 
the king lately ordered the escheator to certify him in chancery touching 
the manner and cause of his having taken into the king's hand the 
farms aforesaid, and of what tenements they severally arise, and 
the escheator certified that he so took them as due of right to the 
king and long time unlawfully withheld, for that it was found by 
inquisition, before him taken of his office, that Kong H[enry III] 
gave to the then prior and convent of Torkesey the site of that 
priory, 50 tofts and 498 acres of land and meadow in Torkeseye for 
10/. yearly to be rendered at the exchequer, that the same king gave 
to the then prioress and convent of Fosse by Torkeseye the site of 
that priory, seven tofts and 120 acres of land and meadow in 
Torkeseye for 46s. yearly hkewise to be rendered at the exchequer, 
which farms John Darcy ' le cosyn ' and his heirs, the said countess' 
farmers of the manor of Torkeseye, withheld from the king from the 
12th year of the reign to 29 December in the 31st year, and others 
lords of that town for the time being during 20 years and more before 
the said 12th year, and took from the prior and prioress and appro- 



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1360. 



Membrane 3. — cont. 



priated the same without warrant, and that the escheator is charged 
in his account of those farms at the exchequer with \2l. 6s. for Easter 
and Michaelmas terms in the 32nd year ; and now the countess 
has petitioned the king that he would order the rent to be restored 
to her, that she may thereupon answer further concerning the same, 
as she and all others lords of the said manor in times past had and 
took that rent as parcel of the manor, and she is ousted of her 
freehold by reason of the inquisition of office taken as aforesaid 
without an answer, contrary to the law and custom of the realm and 
the form of the statute ; and Aymer de Athell knight of 
Northumberland and Ralph Spigurnel knight of Sussex have 
mainperned severally for her to answer concerning the said rent and 
the arrears thereof, if it shall be adjudged to the king. By C. 



Dec. 3. Writ of scire facias to the sheriff of Lincoln, to warn the countess 
Westminster, of Pembroke to be in chancery on the octave of the Purification 
next, to shew cause wherefore the said rent should not, by reason 
of the withdrawal and appropriation thereof, be taken again 
into the king's hand, and with him remain of right as a gross by 
itself severed from the manor aforesaid, and wherefore she should 
not answer for the same from the time of its withdrawal. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



To Thomas Saundres of Neubold escheator in Gloucestershire. 
Order to take the fealty of Parnell late wife of Walter son of Walter 
de Gloucestre according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not 
to intermeddle further with the manors of Alveston and Erdecote, 
the hundred of Langeleye and the view of frankpledge of Langeleye, 
dehvering to her the issues ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Walter son of Walter at his death held 
no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee in chief nor of others, 
but held jointly with Parnell the manors with the hundred and view 
of frankpledge aforesaid, of the gift of John de Ingelby chaplain and 
Robert de Briggeford, made by the king's hcence, to them and the 
heirs of their bodies, and that the premises are held of the king by 
knight service. 



1361. Membrane 2. 

Jan. 23. To the sheriffs of London and Middlesex. Order, on sight of these 
Westminster, presents, under pain of lOOL, to cause forty freestone masons of the 
best in the city and suburbs of London and in the said county, forty 
masons for laying stone and a hundred labourers, with shovels 
{trihulis) and picks, to be chosen, taken and brought or sent to the 
king's castle of Wyndesore, so as to have them there on Monday in the 
first week of Lent at latest, to be delivered to WiUiam de Wykeham 
the king's clerk, clerk of his works, there to abide upon the works 
at the king's wages so long as need be, and to take of every one of 
them a sufficient mainprise so to abide, and not to depart without 
Hcence of the king or of the said Wilham, and to arrest wherever 
found and safe keep in prison all such as by certificate of Wilham 
shall be known to have departed thence and returned to the said 
city, suburbs and county, by no means dehvering them without 
special command of the king or of W^ilham, and certifying in chancery 
the names of the mainpernors. By K. 



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1361. Membrane 2. — cont. 

The like to the following : 

The sheritt" of Wilts. 

The sheriff of, Somerset and Dorset. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. • 

The sheriff of Worcester. 

The sheriff of Stafford. 

The sheriff of Leicester and Warwick. 

The slieriff of Northampton. 

The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

The sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. 

The sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire. 

The sheriff of Suthampton. 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. 

1360. Membrane 1. 

Nov. 24. To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the manors of Muitone and Kilmesham 
taken into [the king's] hand by the death of Thomas de Bradeston, 
delivering up the issues ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no lands in 
that county in his demesne as of fee nor in service in chief nor of 
any other, for that long before his death by charter he enfeoffed 
Robert Murdak parson of Wynterbourne, Robert Reigny parson of 
Somerford Mauduyt, and John de W^ynchestre chaplain of the said 
manors, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

To Thomas Saundres of Neubold escheator in Gloucestershire. Like 
order not to intermeddle further with the manor and advowson of 
Wynterbourn ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that Thomas de Bradeston at his death held no lands 
in that county in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor 
and advowson jointly with Agnes late his wife, to them and the heirs 
male of their bodies, by fine levied in the king's court, and that 
they are held of another than the king. 

Nov. 26. To John de Estbury escheator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. 
Westminster. Order to dehver in doAver to Ehzabeth who was wdfe of Henry de la 
Poyle tenant in chief two messuages and four virgates of land in 
Hampton atte Brigge co. Oxford (extended at 20s. a year), one 
carucate of land in Chilton co. Berks (extended at 16s.) and one 
mark of rent in Chilton aforesaid ; as of the lands which were her 
husband's, and are in the king's hand by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of his heir, the king by assent of Richard Stury, to 
whom he has committed the wardship of two thirds of those lands, 
has assigned to Elizabeth the messuages and lands aforesaid, and 
also certain lands in Cudeford co. Surrey (extended at 68s ^\d. a 
year clear, over and above a rent resolute due to divers the lords 
thereof), subject to that rent, and has taken of her an oath that she 
will not marry without his hcence. 

The Uke to William de Hatton escheator in Surrey, for the lands 
in Cudeford. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 1. — cont. 

Dec. 18. To Thomas de Overton and his fellows, collectors in the county 
Woodstock, of Suthampton of a moiety of the tenth and fifteenth lately granted 
for the expenses of men at arms, archers and others appointed for 
defence of the realm during the king's absence. Whereas the king 
lately by writ ordered the collectors to cause 200Z. due to him of the 
moiety aforesaid for the expenses of such men at arms and archers 
by him chevised and paid, IOO5. due to the collectors, 645. due to 
Henry Sturmy one of the arrayers of such men and to John Forester, 
who at the king's command came for that county before the council 
at Westminster, where the king caused the collectors and arrayers 
of every county to be summoned, (namely to Henry 48s. and to John 
I65. for their pains and expenses,) according to the apportionment 
thereof made before the council to every county of the realm, to 
be levied of the men of the county, and to deliver the 200^. at the 
receipt of the exchequer, to keep the 100s., and pay to Henry 485., 
to John I65., and to cause the residue to be divided rateably among 
singular the townships of the county by the view and testimony of 
the prior of St. Swithun Winchester, John de Wynton and Henry 
Sturmy or one of them ; nevertheless the king's will is that the city 
of Winchester and the towns of Suthampton and Portesmuth, because 
of divers expenses and charges borne by them for defence of the 
realm while the king was abroad, and for the poverty which they 
are undergoing in these days, and the nobles, knights and esquires 
who were with the king in his service in parts beyond the sea, be 
discharged of the portions of the said moiety upon them assessed, and 
that such portions be assessed upon other townships and hamlets 
as they may best bear them, by advice of the said prior, John de 
Wynton and Henry, and of Robert Markaunt, John Inkepenne, 
Walter Haywode, Walter Not, Nicholas Wodelok, Roger Haywode, 
Thomas Waryner, Wilham Coufold and the sheriff, whom the col- 
lectors shall warn thereof : order, under pain of 100?., to cause the 
said 20SI. 4s. to be apportioned and levied of singular the townships 
and hamlets of the county, within liberties and without, the city 
of Winchester and the towns of Suthampton and Portesmuth ex- 
cepted, and likewise the before mentioned nobles, knights and 
esquires, and answer to be made to the king (if not already con- 
tented thereof) for the 200Z., to keep IOO5., to pay 485. to Henry 
Sturmy and I65. to John Forester, if aught has been levied of the 
city, towns or persons above excepted to restore the same, and to 
perform all else in the first writ to them addressed, certifying their action 
in chancery before the morrow of the Epiphany. By K. and C. 

To John Frank late representative of John de Bello Campo then 
keeper of the New Forest co. Suthampton. Order to dehver by 
indenture to Walter de Haywode late sheriff of Suthampton 65Z. of 
the king's moneys in his keeping (it is said) for works and carriage 
of materials ; as the king lately charged the said sheriff to cause four 
lodges to be made in the forest of the issues of his bailiwick, and to 
take carriage for the necessary materials for the king's money, and 
Walter was removed from the office of sheriff before the said lodges 
could be completed, whereby he is unable to complete them of the 
issues of the county, and the king's will is that they should be by 
him completed. 

Jan. 3. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to go in person to the hall of the 

Woodstock, keeper of the king's park of Claryndon in the said park, and to 



1361. 
Jan. 3. 

Woodstock. 



.'{4 EDWARD HI. ^1 



1361. Membrane 1. — cont. 

survey the repairs, and if assured that they amount to GO.s., to pay 
that, or any less sum to wliicli tliey amount ; as tlie king has heard 
that repairs have been made to that amount by command of the 
keeper. 

To Jolni de Stodeyo tlie king's hutkir, or to his n^prescntative 
in the port of Sutliampton. Order to cause one tun of red wine in 
that })ort, of the first of the king's wines of this instant season of 
' reek ', to be delivered to the abbot and convent of Waverle or to 
their attorney, taking their acquittance, in accordance witli the 
king's letters patent granting to the said abbot and convent and to 
their successors one tun of such wine every year, namely between 
Christmas and the Purification, for the celebration of masses tliere 
for the souls of the faithful departed. 

Jan. 15. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with a messuage, dovecot and garden, two caru- 
cates of land, 20 acres of meadow, 12 acres of pasture, 20 acres of 
wood and 20s. of rent in Bukeres Weston, taken into the king's 
hand by the death of John de Maundeville, delivering up the issues ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John at his death held no lands in that county in chief in demesne 
nor in service, but held the premises in his demesne as of fee of 
others than the king. 

To Thomas Cheyney escheator in Devon. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a moiety of the manor of Clovely and one carucate of 
land in Hele GifFard taken into the king's hand by the death of 
John de Maundeville ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that John at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief, but held the premises of others than the king. 

Jan. 14. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause 

Westminster. Henry de Bello Monte, son and heir of John de Bello Monte tenant 
in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was at his 
death seised in his demesne as of fee, and which by his death were 
taken into the king's hand, although Henry has not proved his age, 
as the king is nevertheless assured that he is of full age, and has 
taken his homage and fealty for the lands which his said father held 
in chief. By K. 

The hke to the following : 

John de Wyndesore escheator in Leicestershire. 

WilUam de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire and Northumberland. 

Robert de Tughale chamberlain of the town of Berewick on Tweed. 

Jan. 15. To John Wroth mayor of the city of London and escheator 

Westminster, therein. Order to assign dower to Margery who was wife of Nicholas 
Mockyng tenant in chief, of the lands of her husband taken into the 
king's hand by his death, according to an extent made or to be 
made, in presence of the heirs of Nicholas if they choose to attend, 
and to send that assignment under his seal to be enrolled in chancery ; 
as the king has taken an oath of Margery that she will not marry 
without his hcence. 

The like to Wilham de Hatton escheator in Kent, Middlesex and 
Surrey. 



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1360. Membrane ^2d. 

Jan. 28. John atte Milne and John his son to Thomas de Merston clerk. 

Reading. Recognisance for 40Z. to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Hertfordshire.* 

Feb. 3. Thomas atte Vyne of London to John de Sonde parson of West- 

Beading, hodlegh. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in the city 
of London. 

Charter of Walter de Multon chaplain and John son of Richard 
Clerk of Westfarlee, demising to WiUiam son of Edmund de 
Badeshell all their lands, as fuUy as they lately had the same of his 
gift and feoffment, in the parishes of Teudelee, Capele, Brincheslee and 
Estpekham co. Kent, to hold to Wilham and the heirs of his body, 
with remainder for lack of such heirs to Thomas son of Thomas son of 
Ralph Judde of Tonebrigg and to the heirs of his body, remainder to 
Walter brother of the said Thomas son of Thomas and to the heirs of 
his body, remainder t6 Joan and Ahce sisters of William, their heirs 
and assigns. Witnesses : John Colpeper, Thomas Colpeper, Richard 
atte Welde, John Fromond, Thomas Gepcok, Thomas de Brencheslee, 
John Paris. Dated Teudelee, Saturday before the Purification 34 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by WiUiam {sic) de Multon and 
John, the Saturday aforesaid. 

Feb. 4. Roger Relet, John Gynour, John Waleys and Robert Colyn to 

Westminster. Queen Phihppa. Joint and several recognisance for 130Z., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser the 
queen^s attorney. 

John atte HaUe to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40?., to 
be levied etc. in Essex. 

Feb. 13. Thomas son of Robert Hakeneye to Robert son of Walter Beau- 
Westminster, chaump. Recognisance for 30/. to be hved etc. in Essex. 

Hugh de Ulseby to John de Codjmgton clerk. Recognisance for 
60s. to be levied etc. in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert de Crosseby of Warwickshire to Thomas atte Crouche 
spurrier, Lawrence Beaiimond fletcher, Walter Flynt ' dyester ' and 
John de Risden barber, citizens of London. Recognisance for 160?., 
to be levied etc. in Warwickshire. 

Feb. 14. Peter son and heir of Robert de Brudeport to William bishop of 

Westminster. Winchester. Recognisance for 40?., to he levied etc. in Dorset. 

Charter of Peter de Brydeport, son and heir of Robert de Brydeport, 
giving with warranty to Wilham de Edyndon bishop of Winchester, 
his heirs and assigns, one acre of land in Swynentolre with the 
advoAvson of the church, whereof half an acre lies in Froggemore 
next land sometime of Wilham Broun and the other half acre there 
next land sometime of Roger de Noneton. Witnesses : Richard de 
TurbervjT^le, John de Hale knights, Roger le Walshe, Roger le 
Gyldoun, Ivo de Childecombe, William Byngham, Nicholas Latymer, 
John Mundeyn. Dated 1 February 34 Edward III. 

* Tested by the guaxdian, as are all succeeding public documents until May 19th. 



34 EDWAllT) TTT. 



93 



1300. Membrane 4:2d. — cont. 

Letter of attorney of Peter do Brvde])ort to Henry de Gylden (sic) 
to give seisin to William de Edyndon bislioj) of Winchester of one 
acre of land with the advowson of the ciuirch of Swynenetoire ac- 
cording to the foregoing charter. Same date. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 14 February. 

Quitclaim with warranty by John Redyng, son of Joan Doluag, 
to Roger de Hakedon chaplain and John Imayne chaplain and the 
heirs and assigns of Roger, of the field of land with hedges, hays etc. 
called ' les Gores ' in Harewe. Dated London, Friday before St. 
Peter's chair 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 February. 

Feb. 18. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, for his good 
Westminster, service, to cause Gilbert Ledred to have respite until Michaelmas 
next for lOl. demanded of him by summons of the exchequer of the 
debts of Ralph de Seint Oweyn late sheriff of Surrey as of the goods 
and chattels of Gilbert, forfeit to the king for entertaining Robert 
de Ledred his brother (now deceased) when indicted for the death 
of Roger atte More, upon his petition, shewing that great number 
of debts were due from the king to Robert, and praying that the 
said lOl. may be allowed him of them. By C. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of Surrey. Wliereas the king lately by writ ordered 

Reading. the sheriff to put Thomas de Barton parson of the church of 
Mikelham in exigents to be outlawed if he should not appear, and 
if he should appear to take and safe keep him so as to have his 
body before the justices at Westminster three weeks after Easter 
next to answer to Alan de Rudham and Joan his wife for a debt of 
40.9., and now prayer has been made on behalf of Thomas that, 
whereas he is ready to stand to right and answer for that debt, the 
king would stay the exigents by a mainprise, and for that Thomas 
has found Vv^illiam de Southam clerk of Worcestershire. John de 
Clapham clerk of Yorkshire, John Morwy parson of Hedeleye 
of Surrey and John Selby of Yorkshire his mainpernors in 
chancery to have him before the said justices on that day, namely 
under a pain of IOO5. for which they have made a joint and several 
recognisance in chancery : order to stay altogether the exigents 
against Thomas, and the taking of his body, by that mainprise, 
bringing this writ on the day above mentioned. 

Feb. 28. Roger Mountkoy to Thomas de Ingelby and Thomas de Twenge 

Westminster, chaplain. Recognisance for 121., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Essex. 

March L Bartholomew Tyrell clerk to John de Clapham clerk. Recog- 
Westminster. m'sance for lOl., to be levied etc. in Herefordshire. 



Feb. 19. William de Emeldon clerk to David de Wollore clerk, Henry de 

Westminster. Ingelby clerk and Thomas de Neuby clerk. Recognisance for 80^, 
to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by David. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane ild. 

Feb. 14. John de Ratlesden knight of Norfolk to Richard de Ravenesere 

Westminster, clerk. Recognisance for 60?., to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Bengervillo to Robert prior of Burstlesham. Recognisance 
for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Dorset. 

Writing of John de Haukeston knight, being an attornment to 
Thomas de Webbeley and Robert de Hacch, in right of their re- 
version to two messuages, one bovate of land and a half in Tyssinton 
and 40.<t. rent thence issuing, which messuages and land John holds 
for life by lease of Sir James Daudeley of Heleegh, according to the 
intent of a deed to them made by Sir James. Dated 5 November. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, \5 February. 

Writing of James Daudele of Helegh granting to Thomas de 
Webbeley and Robert de Hach a yearly rent of 409. of two mes- 
suages, one bovate and a half of land in Tissinton, together with 
the reversion of the said messuages and land after the death of John 
de Haukeston knight, who liolds them for life by lease of the said 
James. Dated 3 November. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February. 

Feb. 18. To Ralph de Kesteven the king's clerk. Order to dearrest the 

Westminster, corn of Florent de Borcelen knight, abiding in foreign parts in the 
king's service, which he has arrested in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull for the king's use, and to suffer Grant Wilham, yeoman and 
attorney of Florent, by himself or others, to take 140 quarters of 
wheat and 160 quarters of oats in a ship called la Godwhile of 
Cauntefare in Seland to Florent in foreign parts for maintenance 
of himself and his men there with him in the king's service, any 
commission or mandate to Ralph addressed to the contrary not- 
withsta.nding, upon the petition of Grant Wilham, shewing that he 
has purveyed 300 quarters of wheat and oats in Yorkshire for the 
use of Florent, and put 140 quarters of wheat in the said ship for 
the purpose aforesaid, and these have been arrested by the said 
Ralph. 

Feb. 21. William de Strothre to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40Z., 

Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Northumberland. 



Feb. 20. To Walter de Kelby. Whereas the king lately by letters patent ap- 

Westminster. pointed him to arrest all and all sorts of corn of merchants and malt 
found in the ports of Grymesby and Barton and elsewhere, as well in the 
river Humbre as on the sea coast in those parts, in whatsoever ships 
they might be, sparing none, and to safe keep the same until further 
order, also to certify the king of all particulars and of his action ; 
and Walter has certified in chancery [inter alia) that he has arrested 
at Grymesby 60 quarters of wheat of Ralph de Utterby of Grymesby 
merchant in a ship of John de Seland, price 6s. a quarter, 60 quarters 
of malt of Ralph and his fellows, price 5s. a quarter, 20 quarters of 
oats of Ralph and his fellows, price 25. Qd. a quarter, and 20 quarters 
of wheat of John de Seland, price 65. a quarter, and has delivered the 
same for safe keeping to Peter de Halsham mayor of Grymesby, 



34 EDWARD TTI. 



9r. 



13(30. • Membrane 41rf. — cont. 

Gilbert Nevill and Walter Wliyte bailiffs, and to the commonalty 
of that town ; because Kalj)h, a])|)earinti; before the council, has 
stated that the corn aforesaid is by long detention and freiiuent 
flooding much damaged and unsuitable to be kept for the king's 
use, oflfering for himself and John to cause it to be brought to Lenn 
or Great Yarmouth or to the city of London there to be exposed for 
sale for the common weal, craving licence so to do, and an order to 
dearrcst the same lest it be wholly wast(>d : order, for sure 
causes affecting the arrest shewn before the council, and for that 
Ralph has there sworn to take the corn to the places above named 
and to no other, to dearrcst the same, and to suffer' Ralph to carry 
it with the said ship to either of the places named for sale, first taking 
seciu'ity for his bringing into chancery letters of the mayor and 
sheriffs of London, the mayor and baihffs of Lenn or of the bailiffs 
of Great Yarmouth testifying to the discharge thereof Avithin one 
month after such discharge, and certifying the king in chancery of 
the security so taken. By C. 

The like to Peter de Halsham mayor of Grymesby, Gilbert Nevill 
and Walter Whyte bailiffs of that town, with order, if Walter shall 
delay the dearrest, or by reason of his attention to other business 
cannot be found in those parts, to dearrest the corn in their keeping, 
and permit Ralph to deal with it as aforesaid, first taking security 
of him, and certifying tlie same, as in the foregoing order. By C. 

Feb. 17. To the sheriffs of London. Order to release John de Birches vicar 

Westminster, of Madeleye from prison, by the mainprise of William de 
Rothewell clerk of Northamptonshire, John de Haukeston knight, 
James Martyn and Richard de Podomor of Staffordshire, notwith- 
standing the king's former order to arrest and hale him before the 
justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, to find security 
before them that he should not depart from the realm in order to 
prosecute matters to the prejudice of the king and people, as the 
king lately heard that it was his intention to do, causing matters 
which belong to the king's cognisance to be terminated by an alien 
court contrary to the prohibition, for that the said mainpernors 
have undertaken that he shall not so depart for any such purpose, 
nor make any attempt to the prejudice of the crown or people. By C. 

Feb. 28. To the bailiffs of Gloucester. Order to cause proclamation to 

Westminster, be made forbidding any taverner of wines or other person to sell 
wine in that town at more than 6d. the gallon under pain of forfeiture 
of his wines, and to cause any wine so exposed for sale after the pro- 
clamation to be seized as forfeit and safe kept until further order, 
certifying the king thereof in chancery under their seal. 

By the guardian and C. 

Charter of Ralph son and heir of Walter Carmynou knight, giving 
with warranty to Ralph Restwold, Bertram de Seint Omer and 
Agnes his wife, their heirs and assigns, the manor of Nethercaldecote 
by Biggleswade co. Bedeford with homages, rents, services of free 
tenants and neifs, all suits and services and appurtenances. Witnesses : 
Sir Jolm Pycot, Sir Hugh de Bere\vyk knights, John Mareschal, 
Thomas Doyly, John de Arderne, Hugh Wolf, Dated Aumun- 
desham, Saturday after St Matthias 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 February. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membbane 40c?. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order at an early day to cause two knights 

Westminster, or others of the shire, and two citizens and burgesses of every city and 
borough therein to be elected with full power to treat and agree with the 
council touching the arraying of men at arms and archers for defence 
of the realm ; as the king and his council, hearing as weU before 
as since his passage to France that the enemy were prepared to 
invade England, ordered a certain array to be made in singular the 
counties thereof, and that men of means unfit for travail should be 
assessed to provide armour for the men arrayed ; and because the 
said peril is daily increasing, and great sums of money must be spent 
to bring those men from their own parts, the king would treat with 
the nobles and commons of England at Westminster on Monday 
before St. Gregory next. By K. [sic) and C. 

{Foedera. Reports on the Dignity of a Peer, iv, pp. 619 sqq.] 
The hke to nine other sheriffs, and to the sheriffs of London for 
the election of four citizens. 
[Ibid.] 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause knights, citizens and 

Westminster, burgesses to be elected {as above), and to come to the city of 
Worcester on Wednesday before St. Cuthbert next, with full power 
to treat and agree with the bishop of Worcester, the abbot of Evesham, 
Richard earl of Arundell, William de Shareshull and others coming 
there for the same purpose touching the same array, and to be 
attendant upon the said bishop and others named ; as the king and 
council etc. (as above), wherefore it is well to dehberate with the 
commons of England, but for the speedy furtherance of the business 
in such an emergency, and for that the commons cannot be assembled 
at short notice in one place, to spare them travail and expense, the 
king's will is that the said bishop and others, three or two of them, 
whom he is sending for that purpose, shall treat with the commons 
of that county on the day and at the place aforesaid. 

[Ibid.] By the guardian and C. 

-The like to five other sheriffs. 

The like to the sheriff of Wilts and three other sheriffs, with 
summons to Taunton co. Somerset before the bishops of Bath and 
Wells, Exeter and Salisbury, Hugh de Courteneye earl of Devon, 
James Daudele of Helegh and James Husee. 

The like to the sheriff of Lincoln, with summons to the city of 
Lincoln before the bishop of Lincoln, William Deyncourt, John de 
Kirketon and William de Skipwith. 

The hke to Henry duke of Lancaster or his representative, the 
sheriff of Nottingham and Derby and three other sheriffs, with 
summons to the town of Leycestre before the abbot of Leycestre, 
John de Moubray of Axiholm, Henry Grene and John Cokayn. 

[Ibid.] 

Feb. 12. To J. bishop of Exeter. Order, upon his allegiance, to be at 
Westminster. Taunton on Wednesday before St. Cuthbert next, there to treat with 
men of the commons of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and 
WUts touching the expenses of men at arms and archers for defence 
of the realm against invasion during the king's absence ; as the king 
by letters patent has appointed him with the bishops of Sahsbury and 
Bath, Hugh de Courtenay earl of Devon, James Daudele of Helegh 



34 EDWARD III. 



97 



18()0. Membrane 4()d. — cont. 

and James Husee to be there for that and other pur})o.ses agreed in 

the last council at Westtninster, whereof the bishop of Salisbury, 

the earl, James and James, who were then present, will inform him. 

[Ibid.] By K. {sic) and C. 

The like to the following : 

Tiie bishop of Bath and Wells, to be at Taunton as aforesaid. 
The bishop of Worcester and the abbot of Evesham, to be at 
Worcester with Richard earl of Arundell and William de 
Shereshull (present in council) to treat with the commons of 
Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Salop, Staffordshire, Worces- 
tershire and Warwickshire. 
WiUiam Deyncourt and John de Kirketon, to be at Lincoln 
with the bishop of Lincoln and William do Skippewyth (present 
in council) to treat with the commons of Lincolnshire. 
The abbot of Leycestre, John Moubray of Axiholm and John 
Cokayn, to be at Leycestre with Henry Grene (present in 
council) to treat with the commons of Lancashire, Not- 
tinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire 
and Rutland. 
[Ibid.] 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of Berkshire. Order to cause Richard Brounz, John 

Westminster. Brounz, Thomas Brounz, John Eggar, John Barfot of Chelleseye, 
John de Bockote, Adam atte Wyk and John vicar of Shryvenham, 
who are bound to the king in divers suras of money, to be arrested 
and safe kept until they find security not to leave the realm before 
the king be thereof contented, certifying the king in chancery of the 
security so found, and sending back this writ ; as the king has sure 
intelhgence that they are selling their lands and goods, and speedily 
quitting England, to defraud him of his due. By the guardian and C. 



Feb. 18. 

Reading. 



To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon the petition of William Marchal 
of Elham, to stay altogether the taking of his body, lately ordered 
by the king's writ, by the mainprise of Adam Edmond, John 
Heywerd, William de Legh and William Archer of Kent, who have 
mainperned under a pain of 10/. to have him before the justices of 
the Bench three weeks after Easter to answer to Thomas Giles of 
Elham touching a debt of 405. ; also to bring this writ on the day 
named. 



Membrane 39d. 
Feb. 16. To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to stay the taking of Richard 

Reading. Gravele, which the king ordered by a writ de judicio, to have liim 
before the justices at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter to 
answer to John Bernes citizen and mercer of London on a plea 
wherefore by force and arms he slew a cow of the said John (price 
20s.) at Holburn in the parish of St. Giles of the lepers, and there 
assaulted, beat and wounded his men and servants, whereby the said 
John lost their service a great while ; and if already taken to deliver him 
by the mainprise of John Parker and John Curson of London, who 
have mainperned in chancery to have him before the justices on the 
day aforesaid. 

March 2. To the arrayers in the county of Southampton of men at arms 

Westminster, and archers. Whereas the king has sure intelhgence that his 

enemies of France are actually at sea with a host of men at arms, armed 

OR 7 



98 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane S9d. — cont. 

men, archers and others, horse and foot, in a great navy, and purpose to 
invade the realm at Suthampton, Portesmuth, Sandewich or else- 
where : order, upon their allegiance and under pain of forfeiture, for 
defence of the realm against attack, immediately upon sight of these 
presents, to assemble and array all men at arms, armed men, archers and 
other fencible men, as well knights and esquires as others, within liberties 
and without, and bring them in their company, furnished with com- 
petent arms, to the sea coast where any such peril may threaten, 
so bearing themselves that those parts may by their care be pre- 
served, and their behaviour deserve commendation. 

[Foedera.] By the guardian and C. 

The like to the arrayers in ten other counties. 

[Ibid.] 

To the arrayers in Oxfordshire of men at arras and archers. Like 
order, on pain of forfeiture, to assemble and array all fencible men 
of that county and cause them to be kept together, ready to march 
toward the seaward parts of the county of Suthampton or elsewhere 
when such peril as aforesaid shall threaten, upon warning of the 
king or of the arrayers of the said county. 

[Ibid.] 

The hke to the arrayers of three other counties ; to the arrayers 
of Cambridgeshire and two other counties, to march to the seaward 
parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex ; to the arrayers of Notting- 
hamshire and four other counties, to march to the seaward parts of 
Lincolnshire ; to the arrayers of Gloucestershire and Worcester- 
shire, to march to the seaward parts of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset 
and Dorset ; and to the arrayers of Surrey and two other counties, 
and the mayor and sheriffs of London, to ^^march to the seaward 
parts of Kent and Sussex. 

[Ibid.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenn. Order, upon 
their allegiance and under pain of forfeiture, upon sight of these 
presents, to array all the men of the town and cause them to be 
furnished with arms, ready to march in case of invasion or peril; 
and to cause all ships in the port to drawn far up on land for greater 
security. 

[Ibid.] 

The hke to the baiUffs of 36 other towns, the mayor and bailiffs 
of Colcestre and of eleven other cities and towns, the bishop of 
Durham, and to Isabel the king's daughter, lady of the Isle of Wight, 
or to her steward or bailiffs. 

[Ibid.] 

The hke to Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, constable of 
Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his Ueutenant, 
mutatis mutandis. 

[Ibid.] 

To John de Wesenham, lieutenant of Robert de Morle admiral of 
the fleet from the mouth of the Thames northward. Order to apply 
all possible dihgence that all and singular the ships by him arrested 
may be equipped as strongly as possible, and drawn far up on land 
for safety, ready to sail upon notice, certifying the king in chancery 
of the number and equipment thereof. 

[Ibid.] 

■ The like to Philip de Whitton, lieutenant of Guy de Brian admiral 



34 KDWARD III. 99 



13()0. Membrane ^9d.—cont. 

of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames westward, and to Wilham 
Smale of Dertemuth, also his Heutenant. 

[Ibid.] 

To Hugh de Courteneye earl of Devon. Order, upon his allegiance, 
on sight of these presents, to prepare himself with men at arms, armed 
men and archers to the utmost of his jwwer, and to cause all men 
at arms, archers and other fencible men, whom tlie king ordered 
to be by him and others made ready and arrayed in Devon and 
Cornwall, to be arrayed, made ready, furnished with arms and kept 
together, ready to march upon notice where danger may threaten. 

[Ibid.] 

To the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. 
Like order, on pain of forfeiture, to make ready, with men at arms, 
armed men and archers furnished with arms, to march where danger 
may threaten, and abide in the seaward parts. 

[Ibid.] 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order and request to prepare 
himself in this emergency, with men at arms, archers and others to 
the utmost of his power, and to draw to the sea coast for the safety 
of thqse parts where danger threatens ; as he is not unaware how 
the enemies of France are at sea with a great fleet of ships, men at 
arms, armed men and archers, with their horses, to invade the realm 
and carry off the king's adversary of France, his prisoner, wherefore 
the king has ordered singular the arrayers of men at arms and 
archers of the counties bordering on the sea to cause all such to be 
assembled and arrayed, furnished with arms, and brought to the 
sea coast, and the business of this array may be better directed by 
the archbishop's counsel and advice. Orders have been given to 
the sheriff of Kent, the arrayers in that county and other lieges there 
to be obedient to and aiding the said archbishop, whenever 
notified on his behalf, in all things affecting the furtherance of this 
business. By the guardian and C. 

[Ibid.] 

March 11. To the sheriffs of London. Order, for sure causes, to cause all 
WesMuinstei-. ships of 100 tuns and upwards in the port of that city and the water 
of Thames to be arrested and detained until further order. 

[Ibid.] By the guardian and C. 

Membrane 3Sd. 

Quitclaim wdth warranty by Eudo de Schelynghelde co. Kent to 
Thomas Colepeper, Thomas Judde and John Grubbe of that county, 
their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Schelynghelde. Witnesses : 
Roger de Coloigne, William Dykeman, Simon Pos, John atte Melle 
mercer, John de Kent cordwainer, John de BadeshuUe tailor, 
Richard Saundre clerk. Dated London, 27 November 33 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 March this year. 

Joint and several bond of John de Faversham, son and heir of 
Thomas de Faversham deceased of Kent, and WiUiam atte Hacche 
of the parish of Wyttresham in that county to John bishop of 
Rochester in 380Z., by them received this day on loan at la Place 
by Lambhuyth, to be paid on Midsummer day next. Dated la 
Place aforesaid, 12- March 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 March. 



100 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane ZM. — cont. 

March 13. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire, Northumberland, 
Westminster. Cumberland and Westmorland. Order, for sure causes, to stay until 
Whitsuntide next the taking of inquisitions of forfeitures and 
escheats alleged to pertain to the king within the liberty of the 
bishopric of Durham according to an order previously addressed to 
him, or other exercise of his office within that liberty. 

By the guardian and C. 

March 14. To William de Ayremynne, John de Buscy and Thomas de Meaux, 
Reading. appointed with other lieges in the parts of Kesteven in Lincolnshire 
to arm and array men at arms and archers. Order, on pain of 
forfeiture, that they, or two of them, be at Somerton before sunrise 
on Friday the feast of St. Cuthbert next in person, with twenty 
men at arms furnished with competent mounts and arms and 
twenty four mounted archers of their array, as secretly as possible, 
for the safe conduct of the king's adversary of France that day to 
the town of Grantham, and thence on the Tuesday following to 
Staunford ; as the king has appointed the abode of the said ad- 
versary, now in Somerton castle, to be at another place for a set 
time until further order. By the guardian and C. 

[Fo&dera.'] 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order, on pain of forfeiture, to be in 
person at Somerton castle w-ith William de Ayremynne, John de 
Buscy and Thomas de Meaux before sunrise on Friday the feast of 
St. Cuthbert, to conduct the king's adversary of France to Grantham 
and thence on the Saturday following to Staunford, and to be 
aiding them or either of them. By the guardian and C. 

[Ihid.] 
The Uke to the following : 

John de Verdon, one of the arrayers of men at arms and archers 
in Northamptonshire, to be at Staunford wdth twenty men at 
arms and thirty archers before sunrise on Sunday 22 March, 
to conduct the said adversary to Hegham Ferrers, and 
thence on the Monday following to Woubourn abbey ; and 
to the sheriff to be there aiding him. 
John Pycot, Alexander Stoppesle and John Meperteshale, arrayers 
in Bedfordshire, or two of them, to be at Woubourn abbey 
wdth 10 men at arms and 12 archers before sunrise on Tuesday 
24 March, to conduct the said adversary to the town of St. 
Albans, and thence on Wednesday to the city of London ; 
and to the sheriff to be there aiding them. 
John Giffard le Beof and Hugh Chastillon, arrayers in Buck- 
inghamshire, to be at Woubourn abbey as aforesaid with 10 
men at arms and 12 archers. 
[Ihid.] 




March 19. To the arrayers in Middlesex of men at arms and archers, and to 
Westminster, every of them. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to cause 10 mounted 
archers of the best in that county, over and above the 100 archers 
whom the king has ordered to be by them chosen, arrayed and 
brought to the city of London, to be chosen, arrayed, furnished Avith 
mounts, bows and arrows and other competent arms, and so de- 
livered to Peter Fauelore to march with him on the king's service 
at his wages to be by Peter paid, as he has been commanded by the 
king and council. By^the guardian and C. 



34 KDVVARI) 111. 101 



I860. Membrane, ^M. — cont. 

March IS. To the bailifis of tlie town of Ipswioh. Ordci', on ,si<^ht of th('H(>, 

Westminster, picseiits, to charge and vvarrv th(! master of tlie .Hhip laden with 

wheat in tliat port under pain of forfeiture to cause his sliip with the 

wheat to he brought without delay to the city of London, and to 

compel him to find security for so doing. By the guardian and C. 

To the arrayers in Norfolk of men at arms and archers. Order, 
under pain of forfeiture, in regard to the present emergency, to be 
at a place to be named by Robert de Causton and John de Wesenham 
with as many men at arms, armed men and archers, well furnished 
with arms, armour, bows and arrows, as they or one of them shall 
signify, ready to sail with them to destroy the king's enemies of 
France, any commands whatsoever to the contrary notwithstanding ; 
as it is appointed by the council that one fleet of ships of the 
admiralty towards the west, and another of the admiralty towards 
the north shall put to sea to resist the said enemies, who have newly 
taken the town of Wynchelse, slain the men therein, and done other 
mischief, and thereupon the king has assigned the said Robert and 
John jointly and severally to take and arrest all great ships and 
barges fit for war in all ports and places from the mouth of the 
Thames northward, and to cause them to be equipped and furnished 
with men at arms, armed men, archers and provisions for one month, 
and assembled at a place to be named at their discretion, -and 
therewith to sail against the said enemies at the accustomed wages 
of war. By the guardian and C. 

The Hke to the arrayers in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Norhampton- 
shire, Roteland and Leycestershire. 

March 16. To the arrayers in Essex. Order, upon their allegiance, under 
Westminster, pain of forfeiture, to make ready for war to the best of their power, 
and to cause all men at arms and archers of that county to be 
assembled and furnished with competent arms and mounts, so that 
they may be well arrayed and so furnished at London on Saturday 
next at latest, to march against the king's enemies of France with 
other heges ordered there to assemble ; as the said enemies landed at 
Wynchelse on Sunday last in a great host of armed men with their 
horses, took the town, barbarously slew the men therein found, and 
are riding over the country slaying, burning, destroying and doing 
other mischief, and greater damage will shortly be done unless they 
be speedily and manfully opposed. By the guardian and C. 

{Feeder a. '\ 

The like to the arrayers in eleven other counties. 

[Ibid.-] 

To the arrayers in Lincolnshire. Like order, in regard to this 
emergency, to make ready for war, and cause all men at arms and 
archers of that county to be assembled and furnished, and with 
them to draw with all speed towards London or the parts where they 
shall hear that the king's heges are assembhng with his army, to 
march against the said enemy. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the arrayers in ten other counties. 

[Ibid.'] By the guardian and C 

To the arrayers in Kent. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to, cause 
all men at arms and archers of the county to be assembled without 
delay, furnished with armour and mounts, and kept in array in a 



102 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane ^M. — cont. 

set place, where the arrayers shall see fit, until those lieges shall 
come thither whom the king has deputed to be their captains and 
leaders ; as the arrayers are not unaware hoAv the king's enemies 
of France landed on Sunday last, took Wynchelse etc. {as above), 
wherefore the king has ordered the arrayers in divers counties south 
of Trent, under pain of forfeiture, to be at London on Saturday next 
with all men at arms and archers of those counties, ready to march 
with other heges against the said enemies. By the guardian and C. 

Membrane 31d. 

Charter of Isabel de Esselynton, giving with warranty to Donald 
de Heselrygg, his heirs and assigns, a moiety of all the lands which 
were of Robert de Esselynton her father, or of George her brother, 
and came to her after their death, in the towns of Esselynton, 
Whityngeham, Thrompton, Barton and Lourbotell, with the fees, 
advowsons, services of free tenants, the neifs and all that goes with 
them, meadows, woods, moors, pastures, rents, waters, ponds, 
fisheries and appurtenances. Witnesses : Sir William de Emeldon, 
Wilham del Strothre, Robert Wendoute, Roger de Foulthorp, 
William de Glendale. Dated Newcastle upon Tyne, 6 March 34 
Edward III. 

Charter of Isabel de Esselynton, giving to Donald de Heselrigg, 
his heirs and assigns, all her lands in Hilton, Ingleton, Wakerfeld, 
Berford Othemore with le Barthouss, Quernyngton, Osmundcroft, 
Bernardcastell, Midelton in Tesdale, with the reversion of the lands 
of John de Piburn in Cletlem and Evenwode, and all her lands in 
Heigley, to hold for term of her life. Witnesses {as above). Dated 
Durham, 6 March 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters in 
chancery in the church of St. Mary South werk, 19 March. 

March 12. To the warden of the Flete prison or his representative. Order 
Reading. to set free Wilham de Walcote clerk, detained in that prison for debts 
due to Isabel the late queen mother, by the mainprise of Walter 
Dalby canon of Lichefeld, John Piel of London merchant, James 
Walshe clerk, Nicholas Bole of London peleter, Thomas Cheyner of 
London mercer, Alan Everard of London merchant and Henry Coue 
of London mercer, who have mainperned in chancery to have his 
body (if living) before the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer 
three weeks from Easter next to answer for the said debt, and grant 
that they will answer for such sum as he may be adjudged to 
owe, provided that in case he die they shall be discharged. 

By the guardian and C. 

March 16. To the mayor and baihffs of Sandewich. Order, because of a 
Reading. fresh emergency, to cause all ships great and small in the port of that 
town, and such as from time to time may touch there, to be arrested 
and kept under arrest until further order, suffering no men of religion, 
pilgrims or others, and no corn or victual in that port or neigh- 
bouring parts to pass to foreign parts at their peril. 

[Foedera.] By the guardian and C. 

The hke to the mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton and of twelve 
other towns, the baihffs of Hamelhok and of fourteen other towns. 

[Ibid.] 



."'14 RDVVARD III. 



103 



18()0. Membrane 31d.—c,ont. 

March 16. To tho arrayors in Essex of men at arms and arcliers. Order, 
West minster, upon their allegiance and under pain of forfeiture, in consideration of 
the imminent peril, to make themselves ready for war, and cause 
all men at arms and archers of tlic county to be assembled and fur- 
nished with arms and mounts, so as to be at London on Satvirday 
next at latest to march against the enemies of France with other 
lieges ordered there to assemble ; as the said enemies in a great host 
of armed men with horses landed at VVynchelse on Sunday last, 
took the town, barbarously slew all the men found therein, and are 
riding over the whole county slaying, burning, wasting and doing 
such other mischief as they may, and will cause greater damage 
if they be not speedily and manfully opposed. 

By the guardian and C. 
The hke to the arrayers in the counties of Hertford, Middlesex, 
Surrey, Sussex. Bedford, Buckingham, Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Oxford, Berkshire and Norhampton. 

To the arrayers in Lincolnshire. Like order to draw^ with all speed 
towards London or other place where they shall hear that the king's 
lieges are assembhng with his army, with the men at arras and 
archers of the county on horseback, to march etc. 

By the guardian and C. 

The like to the arrayers in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Salop, 

Stafford, Gloucester, Hereford, Warwick, Leycester and Worcester. 

March 28. To the sheriffs of London. Order, on sight of these presents, to 
Westminster, cause proclamation to be made in the city and suburbs that all men 
at arms, armed men and archers who have made ready, think or 
intend to sail for Normandy or Brittany shall, under pain of for- 
feiture of their horses, armour and all else, hasten to the said city 
and sail with other heges in the ships of the king's fleet on his service at 
his wages of war for the defence of the realm, and likewise that no 
man, under like pain, shall pass to Brittany, Normandy, France or 
other foreign parts save in the king's said fleet without his special 
command and licence, and to cause all whom they shall find about 
so to pass after the proclamation to be arrested with their armour, 
horses and goods, and their lands, goods and chattels to be seized 
as forfeit, so that answer be made at the exchequer for their armour, 
horses and goods and for the issues of their lands, certifying from time 
to time in chancery the names of those so arrested, the horses, goods and 
lands and the value and price thereof ; as the king has appointed 
the said fleet with men at arms, armed men and archers to put to sea 
against his enemies who are endeavouring to invade the realm, and 
for the furnishing thereof must speedily have great number of men. 
[Foedera.] By the guardian and C. 

March 30. To the prior of Newent. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to be 
Westminster, in person before the king in chancery on the morrow of the close of 
Easter next to speak with the council touching matters that shall 
be set forth on the king's behalf. By the guardian and C. 

[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv, p. 622.] 
The like to the priors of Derhirst and Bekford. 
[Ibid.] 

April L John de Nowers the younger to John Barkere of Olneye merchant. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Buckinghamshire. 



104 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane Sid. — cont. 

April 2. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to repair 

Westminster, to Robert de Burton, Oliver Russel, John atte MersshmuU and 
Edmund Husee, whom the king, by nomination of the commons of 
the county, has appointed there to levy and collect the tenth and 
fifteenth granted for the expenses of men at arms, armed men and 
archers marching for defence of the realm, and to command them 
on behalf of the king, under the hke pain, to be attendant without 
delay or excuse upon the said levy and collection, to cause the levy 
to be made, and thereof to pay the said men in the king's service 
their wages, and if they refuse so to do, to cause them to be arrested 
and imprisoned, and their lands, goods and chattels to be seized into 
the king's hand and safe kept until further order ; as the king has 
learned that the said Robert and others are not attendant thereupon, 
to the delay of the king's business affecting the defence aforesaid, 
and to the peril of the whole kingdom. By the guardian and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

The like to the sheriff of Somerset, to stir up Thomas Denebaud, 
Robert de Shippele, Edmund de Lyouns and Henry de Forde, col- 
lectors in that county. 

[Ibid.] 

April L To Adam de Clifton. Order, under pain of forfeiture, upon sight 

Westminster, of these presents, in consideration of the emergency, to make ready 
for war and sail against the king's enemies with Robert de Causton 
and John de Wesenham, whom the king [has appointed] captains 
of the fleet towards the north, and to be aiding the said 
Robert and John in all matters affecting the advance, furnishing 
and array of their ships as often as he shall by them be 
notified on the king's behalf, so that their saihng be not delayed, 
whereby the king would have ground of complaint ; as the 
king must speedily have great number of men at arms, armed men 
and archers for furnishing certain ships of the northern parts to 
put to sea for defence of the realm. By the guardian and C. 

The like, severally, to Roger Gj^nneye, Thomas de Seint Omer, 
Ralph de Belhous, WiUiam Cailly, Ralph Lovel. 

Membrane 36d. 
April 2. To Robert de Burton, Ohver Russell, John atte Mersshmull and 

Westminster. Edmund Husee, collectors in Wilts of the tenth and fifteenth. 
Though the king lately ordered the said collectors, of the money 
arising from the said tenth and fifteenth, to pay wages to 20 men 
at arms, 50 armed men and 200 archers, and to their leaders, whom 
he ordered to be chosen and armed by the arrayers in that county, 
and to be led with all haste to the sea in the county of Suthampton, 
there to embark and sail upon his service in ships appointed for 
defence of the realm, namely to every knight 2s. a day, an esquire 
12d., an armed man 6d., an archer 4:d., the collectors, making 
frivolous answer to the said arrayers and leaders, have cared to 
do nothing at the king's command, to the delay of business 
affecting the safety of the realm, whereby the king is moved to anger : 
order therefore, under pain of forfeiture, to cease all delay and excuse, 
and of the said money to paj^ wages as aforesaid to the said men and 
their leaders for five weeks from the time they left the county, ac- 
cording to the command previously addressed to them, and in case 
they have not sufficient money in hand to borrow from others as 



U EDWARD III. 



lOf) 



13()0 Membrane ^M.—cont. 

they shall see fit, for which money promj)! [)ayineni and clue 
allowance shall be made, so that tiie advance^ of ihv. ships and this 
urgent business be not delayed for want of payment by their default, 
whereby the king would have ground for complaint. 

Hy the guardian and (J. 
The like to Thomas Denebaud, Robert de Shippele, Edmund de 
Lyouns and Henry de Foide, (collectors in Somerset, to pay wages 
to 20 men at arms, 40 armed men and 150 archers. 

April 1. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to suffer John de 

Westminster. Wesenham to have the respite of all manner of debts and accounts 
demanded of him at the exche(iuer, which the king of his special 
favour has given him until the quinzaine of Trinity next, as he is, 
by appointment of the council, about to sail with other lieges upon 
the king's service. By the guardian and C. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. 
The sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 



April 2. 

Westminster. 



March 28. To Henry de Motelowe and Richard de Birton, justices of assize 

Westminster, in the counties of Suthampton, Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and 

Cornwall. Order, for sure causes, to continue their sessions in the 

present vacation until days to be by them set, so that proceedings 

begun be not interrupted. By the guardian and C. 

March 30. To William de Notton, WilUam de Nessefeld and their fellows, 
Reading, the justices of oyer and terminer within the lordships of Edmund 
de Langele the king's son in Yorkshire. Order, for sure causes, to 
stay the execution of their commission until further order. 

By the guardian and C. 

To the abbot of Wardon. Order to cause a strong house in his 
abbey, secured with locks, with the keys thereof, to be delivered 
without delay to the collectors in Bedfordshire of the tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the commons of England for the expenses of 
men at arms and others in the king's service for defence of the realm, 
that the money thence arising may be stored and safe kept therein 
under the custody of the said collectors to pay such expenses as re- 
quired, in accordance with the order of the king and council. 

By the guardian and C. 

April 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to suffer 
Reading. Roger Holme to have the respite for all debts and accounts in which 
he is bound to the king until the quinzaine of Midsummer next 
which the king has given him, as he has set out towards the parts 
of Scotland on the king's service; and to stay the demand for the 
same which they are making upon him by summons of the ex- 
chequer. By the guardian and C. 



April 11. 

Westminster. 



To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to admit 
the attorney or attorneys whom Henry del Strother, sheriff of 
Northumberland, shall appoint to make his proffer for him at the 
morrow of this instant close of Easter, and to cause his account of the 
issues of the county to be respited to the octaves of Michaelmas ; 



106 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 36rf. — cord. 

as by the king's command Henry is abiding with other lieges upon 
the safe keeping of the marches towards Scotland, wherefore he cannot 
be present at that day in person. By the guardian and C. 

April 20. Brother Thomas abbot of Stonleye, for himself and the convent, 

Westminster, to Lawrence Harecourt, Adam Stok, John Hockele, Thomas Hockele, 

William Wodestok, Henry Pype, Isabel Heynes and Eleanor Seymur. 

Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 

lands and chattels in Warwickshire. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to stay the exi- 
Westminster. gents against Nicholas de Goushull, bringing this writ on the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas ; as it is testified before the king in chancery that 
Nicholas is abiding in the parts of Brittany on the king's service in 
the company of Robert Herle, and the king's will is that the process 
begun against him he continued in the state it now is until that day, 
although lately he ordered the sheriff to put the said Nicholas in 
exigents until outlawed, if he should not appear, and if he should 
appear to take and safe keep him, so that he should have his body 
before the king on a set day yet to come, to answer for divers felonies 
for which he is indicted. 

April 16. To the array ers in Kent of men at arms and to the guards of the sea- 
Westminster, ward places. Order, to charge the prior of Rochester and his tenants 
of the hundred of Hoo to guard the place called Yenlete and other 
neighbouring places in the hundred where the enemy might land, 
and not to compel them to perform any coast guard without the 
hundred ; upon the petition of the prior, shewing that the hundred 
of Hoo is impoverished and inhabited chiefly by poor men, and 
the place there called Yenlete, being deep and suited for mooring 
of ships, is a source of peril in these times of war, and that the lands 
of the prior and of his tenants in that hundred are adjacent to the said 
place, and praying that he and his tenants may be left free to attend 
upon the safe guard of that and other neighbouring places in the 
hundred where a landing may be made, without being compelled 
or distrained to go elsewhere in the county without the hundred 
for the like purpose. Proviso that, if there be imminent danger 
by invasion of the enemy elsewhere in the county, the prior and his 
said tenants shall advance with all their power to oppose them with- 
out the said hundred, and the arrayers with the heges of the county 
shall with all their power bring aid to the prior and his tenants 
within the same hundred in a Hke emergency. 

By the guardian and C. 

April 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay until 
Westminster, the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the distraint which by summons 
of the exchequer they are causing to be made upon the prior of Drax, 
to answer for the issues of 40 acres of land in Cramelesford called 
Gregoriland and 14 bovates of land in W^aplyngton co. York, unless 
they receive other orders in the mean time ; as on 20 October in 
the 32nd year of the reign the king by letters patent committed to the 
prior and convent of Drax the keeping of the lands aforesaid, which 
were taken into his hand by Wilham de Nessefeld the escheator, to 
hold so long as they should remain in his hand, together with the 
issues thereof from the time they were so taken, so that they should 



34 EDWARD III. 107 



1360. Membrane ^M.—cont. 

answer at the exchequer for those issues if it should h(^ decided that 
those lands or issues ouglit to pertain to the king ; and the plea 
in chancery between the king and the prior is yet pending without 
debate. liy C. 

April 15. To the same. Order, of the king's favour, to cause John do 

Reading. Buttesthoin, who is im})eached at the exche(juer, as tlu^ king has 
heard, for that he has not takc^n upon him the order of knighthood 
according to the proclamation, to have respite for so doing until 
Michaelmas next, not troubling him thereupon, and releasing any 
distraint for that reason made ; as John is abiding with the king 
in his army over sea, and is about to receive knighthood of the king. 

By the guardian and C. 

Membrane S5d. 

April 3. To S. archbisho]i of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parlia- 

Westminster. ment at Westminster on Friday the morrow of the Ascension next 

with the king, or with the guardian of the realm if the king be absent, 

warning the prior and chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the 

archdeacons and clergy of his diocese. By K. (sic). 

[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv, p. 622.] 

The like summons to J. archbishop of York, W. bishop of Win- 
chester, sixteen other bishops, and to the guardian of the spirituality 
of the bishopric of Coventry and Lychfield, void and in the king's 
hand. 

[Ibid.] 

The hke summons to the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury, 21 
other abbots, and to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England. By K. 

[Ibid., p. 623.] 

The like summons, mutatis mutandis, to Humphrey de Bohun earl 
of Hereford and Essex and three other earls, James de Audele of 
Helegh and nineteen others. 

[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire, 
two citizens of every city, and two burgesses of every borough 
therein to be elected and to attend as above. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The Uke to singular the sheriffs throughout England. 

[Ibid., p. 624.] 

The hke to Henry duke of Lancaster or to his representative in 
that duchy. 

[Ibid.] 

To the constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque 
Ports, or to his lieutenant. Like order to cause two barons of 
every port to be elected and attend. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

March 26. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Whereas the king has 
Westminster, ordered the arrayers in Gloucestershire of men at arms and archers 
to cause 12 men at arms, 30 armed men and 100 archers of that 
county, and 40 armed men of the said town, of the best and strongest 
by them already arrayed, to be with all speed chosen, tried, furnished 
with arms, armour, bows and arrows, and brought to the town of 
Andevere, so that all the arrayers able to travail be there with them 



108 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13()0. Membrane 35(Z. — cont. 

on Easter eve next at latest, ready to march on Monday follownng 
towards the sea, and then to sail on the kmg's service for defence 
of the realm at the accustomed wages of war, as they shall be com- 
manded on behalf of the king : order to cause 40 such men to be 
chosen, tried, furnished as aforesaid and dehvered to the arrayers, 
or to be brought to the sea by one on whom they rely. Order has 
been given to the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth last granted 
for the expenses of men so saihng on the king's service to cause these 
men's wages and the arrayers' to be paid. By the guardian and C. 

April 3. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order, for sure causes, to stay until the 

Westminster, octaves of Trinity the demand he is making by summons of the 
exchequer upon Robert de Sambourne chaplain, Henry de Tyngewyk 
chaplain and John de Coston chaplain for 40 marks of fines and 
issues b}^ them lately made before the justices of the Bench for 
licence to agree with John the son of Richard earl of Arundell and 
with Eleanor his wife concerning the manors of Cotes, Hulle Deverel, 
Wynterbourne Stoke, Somerford Mautravers, Sharnton and Codeford, 
releasing any distraint thereupon made. By the guardian. 

Writing of Phihp de Bumstede, son and heir of Robert de Bumstede 
of Stoke, being a quitclaim with warranty to Adam Fraunceys 
citizen and mercer of London, Agnes his wife, Robert and Adam 
sons of Agnes, their heirs and assigns, of all present or future right 
in the manor of RokholthaUe in the parish of Leyton co. Essex. 
Witnesses : John Lovekyn, William de Welde, William de Tudenham, 
John de Chichestre, Simon de Benyngton. Dated London, 11 
April 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at London, 15 April. 

Writing of John son of William de Melchebourne, confirming to 
Nicholas Ploket citizen of London his estate in all lands which he 
has in Essex by feoffment of Wilham father of John, with warranty. 
Dated London, 19 April 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at London, 10 
April (sic). 

April 23. Wilham de Shareshull the elder to Thomas de Baddeby clerk. Recog- 
Wcstminster. nisance for 40L, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Oxfordshire. 



April 27. Wilham de Putton, Richard Scoteneye and Nicholas de Putton 
Westminster, of the county of Suthampton to Queen Phihppa. Joint and several 
recognisance for 200Z., to be levied etc. in the said county. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Ravenesere 
attorney of the queen. 

Membrane 34d. 

April 27. To Thomas de Brewosa and his fellows, arrayers in Sussex of men 
Westminster, at arms, armed men and archers. Order to stay their demand upon 
John Bardolf of Wyrmegeye to find men at arms, armed men and 
archers for their array bj^^ reason of his lands in Sussex, and to leave 
him in peace so long as he shall abide in Norfolk upon the safe guard 
of the sea coast with all his power of such men ; as the king has 
made lum cliief arrayer in Norfolk. By C. 



34 EDWARD III. 



109 



1360. Membrane. .'Uf^. — cont. 

The like to the following : 

Roger Husee and liis fellows, arrayens in Surrey. 

Hugh fitz Simon and his fellows, arrayers in Hertfordshire. 

April 30. William de Sel^ynton to Robert de Shardelowe. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Derbyshire. 

April 26. To the arrayers in Norhamptonshire of men at arms and archers. 

Westminster. Order to stay altogether the execution of the king's late order to 
cause 20 men at arms, 40 armed men and 200 archers of the county, 
of the strongest men, to be chosen and arrayed, furnished with 
arms, armour, bows and arrows, and brought to the town of San- 
dewich, thence to sail \\'ith other lieges in ships appointed on the 
king's service for defence of the realm against his enemies, so far 
as relates to arraying 40 armed men and 140 archers for that 
voyage and taking them to the said town, as the king is aware that 
they have sent thither 20 men at arms and 60 archers well equipped, 
who have already sailed on sucli service. Proviso that all men of 
the county by them arrayed shall be kept in arra}^ ready at any time 
to march with the arrayers and other lieges wherever peril may 
threaten from the attacks of the enemy. By C. 

April 8. To the arrayers in Kent of men at arms and archers. Order not 

Westminster, to compel Peter Fauelore to find any men at arms, armed men or 
archers for their array by reason of his lands in that county, and to 
restore any levy made upon him ; as Peter is charged by tlu,' king 
and council to make ready with such men to the utmost of his power 
to march with them on the king's service in the company of William 
bishop of Winchester the chancellor and others of the council, 
whenever he shall be warned. By C. 

The like to the following : 
The arrayers in Suffolk. 
The arrayers in Essex. 
The arrayers in Oxfordshire. 
The arrayers in Middlesex. 

Charter of Edmund de la Beche clerk, confirming and warranting 
to William de Edyndon bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, 
the manor of Alvescote with the knights' fees and hberties, and all 
lands which Edmund had of the gift of Lawrence de la Penne in 
Alvescote and Burmescote. Witnesses : Thomas de la More knight, 
John Laundell, William Goloffre, John Ehz of Thame, John de 
Meaux. Dated Suthwerk, Friday before Midsummer 26 Edward III. 

Writing of Edmund de la Beche clerk, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to William de Edyndon bishop of Winchester, his heirs 
and assigns, of the manor of Alvescote co. Oxford, and all other 
lands which the bishop has of Edmund's gift in Alwoldesbury, Bur- 
mescote and Puttes in that county. Witnesses : Thomas de 
Langelee, Thomas de la More, Robert de Hildeslee knights, John 
Laundeles, John de Alveton. Dated Bradefeld, 6 February 30 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 12 May this year. 



110 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. 
May 13. 

Westminster. 



April 28. 

Berk- 

hanipstead. 



May 16. 

M'^estminster. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 

Reading. 



April 16. 

Reading. 



May 11. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 34rf. — -cont. 
Richard Hunter of Hirst to John de Trewyk. Recognisance for 
40Z., to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Northumberland. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Guy de Bryane, who is with the king on his service over seas, to 
have the respite which the king of his favour has given him until 
Michaelmas next for 10 marks which he is bound to render to the 
king for the farm of the manor of Westcote, and for 205. running in 
demand against him for the tenth and fifteenth of his goods and 
chattels in that manor, also for 50^. likewise in demand for a 
messuage and 300 acres of land and pasture in the marsh of Pevenese 
called Godeleysond, releasing any distraint made. 

By the guardian and C. 

To the same. Order to cause Walter de Haywode sheriff of 
Suthampton to have the respite of his account which the king has 
given him until Michaelmas next, releasing any distraint made ; 
as the sheriff is so occupied as well with guarding the sea coast as 
upon other the king's business that he cannot at present attend to 
rendering his account. By the guardian and C. 

John de Bedyngton citizen and mercer of London, executor of the 
will of Nicholas de Bedyngton, to Christina who was wife of Nicholas 
de Bedyngton, coexecutrix of his will. Recognisance for 160/., to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the said 
city. 

John Chareman to Master William do Walton of Maydenstan. 
Recognisance for 4Z. 7s. Id., to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Membrane 33c?. 

Robert de Louthre and John de Preston in Kendale to John de 
Clapham clerk. Recognisance for 4 marks, to be levied etc. 
in Northumberland. 

To Thomas de Brewosa and his fellows, arrayers in Sussex of men 
at arms, armed men and archers. Order to stay altogether their 
[demand upon] Thomas de Chudyngfold, lardener of William bishop 
of Winchester the chancellor, for finding such men to guard the coast 
there or for payment of any sum of money for that reason, as the 
king is informed that Thomas is abiding continually in the company 
of the said chancellor, sufficiently arrayed for all his lands, and 
ready to march with him against the king's enemies, if they shall 
invade the realm. Proviso that he shall pay the share falling to 
him of the tenth and fifteenth granted by the commons of England 
for the expenses of such men. By C. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, for sure 
causes, to stay until further order their demand made by summons 
of the exchequer upon Francis cardinal of St. Mark and treasurer of 
Salisburj'^ for 4/., arrears (it is said) of a tenth heretofore granted to 
the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, releasing any 
distraint made upon him. By the guardian and C. 

John de Tiryngham of Hertfordshire to Stephen Carre. Recog- 
nisance for 100 marks, to be levied in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in that county. 



34 F.DWARI) III. 



Ill 



April 29. 

Reading. 



April 22. 

Westminster. 



13()0. Membrane 33d — cont. 

Stephen Carre to John de Tirynj^liaiu of Hertfordshire. Recog- 
nisance for 20 marks, to be levied etc. in the same county. 

Membrane 32rf. 

April 20. To the sherift" of Notingham and Derby. Order to stay the 
Reading. exigents against Nicholas dc Oouslnill knight, continuing the ])rocess 
thereof in the state it now is until the (|uinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
and bringing this writ on that day, although lately the king com- 
manded him to cause Nicholas to be put in exigents until outlawed 
if he should not appear, and if he should api)ear to cause him to be 
taken and safe kept so as to have his body before the justices at 
Westminster on a set day now past, to answer to John Bozoun knight 
concerning certain alleged trespasses committed against him ; as it 
is sufficiently testified in chancery that Nicholas is abiding in the parts 
of Brittany on the king's service in the company of Robert Herle. 

John de Grey of Rotherfeld knight to Ralph de Grey knight. Re- 
cognisance for 40Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Oxfordshire. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to set free Robert de Wyk of 
Staunford from prison by the mainprise of John Knyvet and 
Nicholas de Staunford clerk of Norhamptonshire, who have main- 
perned to have his body before the king at his command, to answer 
for a contempt ; as Robert is attached and detained in custody by 
command of Ralph Spigournel and Thomas de Baddeby, lately 
assigned by the king to bring the king's adversaries of France from 
Somerton castle to the Tower of London, because of rebellion alleged 
against him. By C. 

To the arrayers in Salop of men at arms and archers. Order not 
to compel William de Fililode, steward of Isabel the king's daughter 
in the parts of Holdernesse, to find any men at arms, armed men or 
archers for their array by reason of his lands in Salop, restoring any 
levy made upon him ; as William is arrayed for the parts of 
Holdernesse, and the king is fully informed that he is continually 
abiding there with all his power upon the safe guard of those parts. 

By C. 

Membrane Z\d. 

May 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay until 
Westminster. Michaelmas next or further order their demand made by summons 
of the exchequer upon Alan [de Leek, margiyi] son and heir of John de 
Parva Leek, Edmund Pirpount, the prior of Shelford and John Foucher, 
to ans\^'er to the king for the issues of the lands hereinafter specified, 
releasing any distraint on them made ; as lately by an inquisition, 
taken by PhiUp de Luttele escheator in Notinghamshire after the 
death of John de Parva Leek, it is found that the deceased at his 
death held in chief 6| virgates of land, and one windmill in Kynston 
by the service of keeping the king's goshawk, and divers other lands 
of others than the king, wherefore all those lands were taken into the 
king's hand ; and after by another inquisition, taken by the same 
escheator at the suit of the said Alan, it is found that the said de- 
ceased at his death held no lands in that county in chief, but held 
the premises in Kynston of Ralph Basset lord of Radeclyf by the 



May 2. 
Reading;. 



112 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 31d. — cont. 

service of 4s. a year for all service, and 14 bovates of land in Parva 
Leek of Geoffrey Bugg, 50s. of rent in Basyngfeld of Edmund Pirpount, 
two carucates of land and 20s. of rent in Saxendale of the said prior 
by homage and fealty, and that Alan, Edmund, the prior and John 
Foucher occupied all those lands from his death, and took the 
profits thereof until the escheator took them into the king's hand ; 
and Alan, Edmund, the prior and John Foucher have petitioned the 
king to order the said demand to be stayed, as they are heavily 
distrained to answer for the issues of the said lands as aforesaid, 
and it is not yet debated whether those issues ought to pertain to the 
king, and the said Alan and the others have found Robert Martel, 
Simon de Makeseye, Thomas de Sutton and Thomas de Wylford 
their mainpernors in chancery, who have mainperned to answer to 
the king for the said issues, if it shall be determined that they belong 
to him. By the guardian and C. 

Writing of Walter de Westone, son and heir of Walter de Westone 
draper, being a quitclaim to Robert Payn citizen and ' fuistier' 
of London, his heirs and assigns, of 20s. yearly quit rent which Walter 
had by hereditary succession after the decease of Joan Campes his 
mother, and used to take of all that tenement or brewhouse Avith houses 
above and shops adjoining which Robert has on the corner of the high 
street of Whitecrouchestrete in the parish of St. Giles without 
Crepulgate London, and which was formerly of WilUam Payn his 
father, situate in width between the street aforesaid on the east and 
a new tenement of the fraternity of St. Mary's light in the church 
of St. Giles on the west, and extending in length from Redecrouche- 
stre[te] towards the south to the garden of the tenement of the said 
fraternity and the tenement of the heirs of John de Briggeford 
goldsmith towards the north ; Simon Dolsaly being mayor of the 
city of London, John de Chichestre and Simon de Benyngton sheriffs, 
Simon de Worstede alderman of the ward. Witnesses : Master Hugh 
Peyntour, William Tomere, John Phippe, Gilbert Prince, Thomas 
Payn, Geoffrey de Haveryngg, Thomas atte Hale, Stephen Modi, 
WiUiam Ekepol. Dated London, 16 May 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 May. 

Writing of Agnes daughter and heir of Mauger Vavasour, after 
a divorce between Bernard Brocas knight and herself, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to John de Syngelton parson of Torlaston of the 
manors of Denton in Querfdale, Scharneston by Pontefract, and 
two thirds of the manor of Askwyth, with the reversions, rents and 
services of tenants therein free and neifs, and 4s. of yearly rent arising 
from lands in Elslak held by Godfrey Dautri, all which premises 
John had of the gift of the said Bernard and Agnes before the divorce ; 
also a grant that the manor of Wolston by Tadcastre, which Thomas 
Jeroun and Margaret his wife hold in name of dower for the life of 
Margaret, with reversion to Agnes, shall remain to John, his 
heirs or assigns. Dated Westminster, Wednesday after Ascension 
day, 20 May 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, the same day. 

Membrane ZOd. 

Memorandum that on Monday 18 May the king, coming in a 
barge from France where he was abiding at his war, landed towards 
evening in the port of la Rye, and riding thence forthwith repaired to 



34 EDWARD III. 11.1 



1;)()0. Membrane 30d — cont. 

his paJace of Westminster on the morrow towards afternoon {quasi 
bassa hora noria), and sunimoninj^ thitlier the clianoollor and 
tteasujer in liis new chamber in the said palace, deUvcred to the 
chancellor his great seal, which he caused to be taken with him to 
Fiance, in a bag sealed with his privy seal, and the chancellor, taking 
it to his lodging, on the morrow brought it to Westminster hall, and 
caused the bag to be opened, and charters, letters patent and writs to be 
sealed with the said great seal in presence of the clerks of chancery, 
and after caused it to be put back in the bag under his seal and 
taken to his lodging ; and the other great seal, used for sealing writs 
in the king's absence, he delivered in the council chamber by the 
exchequer to the treasurer and Richard de Piriton one of the king's 
chamberlains, to be kept in the treasury. 
[Fcedera.] 

May 22. To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
Westminster, pleas before the king. Order, of the king's special favour towards Egidia 
who was wife of John de Molyns, imprisoned in Cambridge castle 
for certain felonies whereof she is indicted, to cause her to be set free 
from prison if she shall find sufficient mainpernors Avho will mainpern 
to have her body before the king to stand to right touching the 
same when the king shall choose the cause against her to be heard. 

By K. 

Order to Wilham Muschet keeper of Cambridge castle to have 
Egidia before the king bn the quinzaine of Trinity next, there to 
be delivered to the justices. By K. 

June 4. Thomas de Pagenho ' woUemongere ' and William de Essex 

Westminster, girdler to William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury and Richard 

de Cliaddesle. Joint and several recognisance for 40^., to be levied, 

in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of 

London. 

Writing of Ellen daughter of Philip le Fisshere of Ayleston, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to John Crispyn of Knyghton, his heirs 
and assigns, of 4| acres 1 rood of land in Knyghton, which Amice 
• Ryvers had of the gift of Ellen sometime wife of Richard de Misterton 

with reversion to Ellen daughter of Philip, and John holds of the gift 
of Amice. Witnesses : Simon Plomer, Walter atte March, William 
atte Fen, John de Mockyng, Thomas de Kyngeston, John Jurdan 
of Knyghton, Richard de Evynton. Dated Suthwerk, Thursday 
the feast of Corpus Christi 34 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

Memorandum of a release and quitclaim to Edmund son and 
heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, a minor in the king's 
wardship, made in the king's presence at Westminster II June, and 
of a surrender into the king's hands in right of the said heir, by 
Wilham bishop of Winchester, Ralph Spigurnel knight, John de 
Bisshopeston clerk, John Laundels and John Gour, to whom the said 
late earl, by his writing indented, gave for their lives the manors of 
Swannescompe and Herehith co. Kent, Drayton co. Sussex, Biseleye 
and Wynston co. Gloucester, Neubury, Stratfeld Mortymer and 
Wokefeld cos. Berkshire and Suthampton, Bruggewater, Mulverton 
and Odecombe co. Somerset, Wynferton, Mawardyn and Markle co. 

CR8 



114 



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1360. Membrane ZOd.—cont 

Hereford, Bremesgrave and Norton co. Worcester, the town and 
manors of Lodelowe, Cleobury, Huggeleye and Ernebury co. Salop, 
the manor of Arleye co. Stafford, and the lands and lordships of 
Nerberth and Blenleveny in Wales and the march of Wales, ren- 
dering to the earl and his heirs for eight years next ensuing one rose 
at Midsummer, and thereafter every year 1,000L at Michaelmas 
and Easter by even portions. 

June 10. To the abbot and convent of Battle. Request to admit to their 
Westminster, house Thomas Elys of Stanes, and to grant him such maintenance 
therein during his life as John de Coloigne deceased had at the king's 
request, making him letters patent under their common seal ^vith 
mention of what he shall receive, and writing to the king of their 
action in the matter by the bearer hereof ; as the king wishes to make 
suitable provision for Thomas, for his good service, and for that he 
has given back in chancery to be cancelled the king's letters patent 
granting him 100s. a year for life to be taken at the exchequer. 

By K. 

Membrane 29d. 

May 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Upon petition 
Westminster, made on behalf of William Pouche, shewing that for debts charged 
upon him by Master Paul de Monte Florum deceased he has been 
imprisoned in the Flete prison for eleven years and more, and has 
endured extreme privation so that he has no means of living, and 
that Master Paul at the point of death confessed that he was bound 
to acquit Wilham towards the king of the said debts, and caused 
an acquittance to be made before a notary pubhc and other true 
men : order to permit William to go at large, if he shall find main- 
pernors who will mainpern to have his body before the treasurer 
and barons at the exchequer upon notification from day to day and 
term to term to ans^^'er for debts which may be found due from him 
to the king. By K. 

May 22. Simon de Haye of Asshele to Andrew de T^^ndale. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 40 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Kent. 



John de Conjmgton, parson of Mersham in the diocese of Canter- 
bury, to Joan who wsis wife of Guy de Ferrers. Recognisance 
for 81. 7<s., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 20. John de Gray of Rotherfeld to Michael de Ravendale clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 24. John de Bildeston clerk to David de Wollore, Henry de Ingelby 

Westminster. Thomas de Neuby and Michael de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance 
for 80 marks, to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, on condition that John pay 20 marks 
at St. Peter's Chains next, and 20 marks at Michaelmas following. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Michael. 



M KDWMID TIT. 115 



1300. Membrane 29d — cont. 

Writinc; of Edmund de la Beclie archdeacon of Berkshire, being an 
acquittance to William de PMyndon bishop of Winchester for 200/, 
in wliich lie was bound to the arc^hdeacon for tlio manor of Alvesc^otes 
CO. Oxford, and a release of all actions real and personal against the 
bishop. Dated Holborne, 22 May 34 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 May. 

May 28. To the sheriff of Kent. Whereas lately the nobles and commons 

Westininstor. of the counties, cities and boroughs of England, in consideration 
of the perils to be feared from attacks of the king's enemies while 
he was out of the realm, granted for the expenses of men at arms 
and archers and of ships to oppose the said enemy a fifteenth of the 
counties and a tenth of cities and boroughs to be levied in the same 
manner as the tenth and fifteenth heretofore granted, so that one 
moiety should be levied and collected at a set day now past, and the levy 
and collection of the other moiety should be suspended until like need 
should arise, and in case the peril should cease so that such expenses 
need not be made, all moneys so collected should be repaid by the 
collectors to those who paid them by the view of the arrayers of men 
at arms and archers in the counties and of other true men, and that 
the collectors, in presence of the said arrayers and true men or those 
whom they should depute, should thereof pay to the men at arms and 
archers chosen to march or sail against the said enemies the wages 
of war, by virtue whereof one great fleet of ships, as well of the 
western as of the northern parts, furnished with men at arms and 
archers chosen and arrayed in divers counties, was sent to sea ; and 
though by divers wTits the king ordered singular the collectors of 
the counties wherein those men were chosen to pay them their wages 
for the time they were at sea of the moneys arising as aforesaid, 
whereof the king believed the same were fully paid, several of those 
men are now demanding of him their wages for the voyage, whereat 
he is much astonished : order to warn as well the arrayers as the 
collectors in his bailiwick that one of each, under pain of 1,000?., shall 
be at London on the morrow of St. John Baptist with one true man 
of the county having sufficient power from the commons thereof, 
who shall be warned by the sheriff, to account between them in a place 
to be by them fixed concerning the receipt of the tenth and fifteenth 
and the payment of such wages, or in case the arrayers and col- 
lectors cannot come they shall send two true men in whom they 
trust, with full information and sufficient power to render account, 
certify concerning the men who sailed, and do all that the arrayers 
and collectors should do if present, so that, account rendered, what is 
found due to the said men of their wages for the voyage may be paid, 
and the residue of the tenth and fifteenth repaid to the commons 
according to the form of the grant, and that the king may not be 
charged with the said wages contrary to the said grant, in which 
account the king's will is that none of his ministers shall intermeddle; 
and to certify the king in chancery of the names of those so warned 
and by whom, returning this writ. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to 22 other sheriffs, Henry duke of Lancastre or his rep- 
resentative in the duchy, and to John de Bello Campo constable of 
Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports or his lieutenant. 

[Ibid.] 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Me.mbrano 29d — cont. 

May 28. To the sheriff of Kent. Wliereas lately upon the king's last pas- 

Westminster, sage, in consideration of perils to be feared during his absence, the 
nobles of England, by consent of merchants as well native as ahen, 
granted a subsidy of 2s. on every tun of mne, 2s. on every sack of 
wool, and Gd. a pound of other merchandise whatsoever brought 
to England and taken thence until a set term yet to come, to be 
levied and collected by men to be by the mayor and bailiffs of 
singular the ports of the realm chosen and deputed, for finding a 
navy furnished -wdth men at arms and archers to oppose the king's 
enemies at sea, so that the collectors should every six weeks send 
or brmg aU moneys arising from the subsidy to the mayor and 
sheriffs of London, who were deputed by the nobles and merchants 
aforesaid to receive the same from all the ports at the city of London, 
and to pay them to the masters and seamen of that navy for their 
expenses and the expenses of men at arms and archers sailing therein 
by advice of the council ; and now many men at arms and archers 
of the said navy are demanding of the king A^^ages for the time they 
were at sea, Avhereat he is much astonished : order to warn all the 
collectors in singular the ports within liis bailiwick that they, or one 
of them from every port, shall under pain of lOOl. be at the city of 
London on the morrow of Midsummer next to render account to 
the mayor and sheriffs of all moneys by them received of the said 
subsidy according to the form of the grant, so that, account ren- 
dered, what shall be found due to those men may be paid and the 
residue (if any) be dealt with by advice of the council. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The hke to 12 other sheriffs, and to John de Bello Campo constable 
of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports or to his lieu- 
tenant, 

[Ibid.] 

Membrane 28d. 

Writing of Walter son of John de Burlee, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Reynold de Ferers, the king's serjeant at arms, his heirs 
and assigns, of all the lands of Walter in the parishes of Mallebergh 
and Milton co. Devon, recovered by Re\Tiold by virtue of a writ ad- 
dressed to Richard Chambernoun late sheriff of Devon touching a 
statute merchant for 40L to Reynold made by the said Walter 
before the mayor of the city of London. Witnesses : Matthew de 
Torkeseye clerk, William Turk, Wilham de Chirchegate. Dated 
London, Friday the eve of St. Bartholomew 33 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 June this year ; and memoran- 
dum that the chancellor received that acknowledgment. 

June 4. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to suffer 

Westminster. Leo de Perton the king's yeoman to have the respite until Michael- 
mas next which, for good service as well this side the sea as 
beyond, the king has given him for all debts demanded of him by 
summons of the exchequer, certifying the king in chancery under 
the exchequer seal of the said debts, which are clear and which not ; 
and to cause any lands of his taken into the king's hand by reason 
of such debts to be restored to him. By K. 

Writing of William son of Robert Seint Manyfe, granting and 
surrendering to John son of John Bernard of Woubourn and his heirs 
all the lands, meadows, pastures, rents and services which John 



:}4 KDVVAllI) in. 117 



13()0. Memhranc 2M — cont. 

dc Hoyvvlc had in the towns of Bensynton, Fifliido, Ewelmo and 
Berewyk by Dorchestro co. Oxfoid, and let to William for his lifo, the 
reversion whereof tlie said John de Hoyvyle by fine granted to John 
son of John. Witnesses : John de Stonore knij^ht, Gilbert VVace 
knight, Ralph llcstewold, \Villiam de Jlyburgh, Thomas Doylly. 
Dated Bensynton, Wednesday before St. Barnabas 34 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

June 12. John Martyn of Fifhide to James prior of Blakemore. Recog- 
\Vestminst(M'. nisance for 20/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Essex. 

June 13. William de Hockelee citizen of London to Nicholas son of John 
Westminster, de Horewode and Henry Picard. Recognisance for 60/., to be levied 
etc. in the city of London. 

June 16. Peter de Horseye of Norfolk and Richard Lombe citizen and mercer 
Westminster, of London to Roger de Chestrefeld clerk. Joint and several recog- 
nisance for 200/., to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

June 16. William de Morle knight to Roger de Wolferston. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 30/., to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

June 17. Philip de Weston, prebendary of Longestowe in the church of St. 

Westminster. Mary Lincoln, to Bartholomew Fristlyng citizen and grocer of 

London. Recognisance for 50/. payable on the morrow of St. 

Denis, to be levied, ui default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

and ecclesiastical goods in Lincolnsliire. 

The same Phihp to the said Bartholomew. Recognisance for 50/. 
payable on the second day after St. Denis, to be levied etc. as before. 

The same to the same. Recognisance for 50/. payable on the third 
day after St. Denis, to be levied etc. as before. 

The same to the same. Recognisance for 50/. payable on the 
fourth day after St. Denis, to be levied etc. as before. 

These four recognisances cancelled on payment. 

July 1. Thomas Ughtred the elder knight to Adam Pund of Kyngeston 

Westminster, upon Hull. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 27c/. 

Jtuie 21. John de Emeldon of Migeham, son of Nicholas de Emeldon, to 
Westminster. Wilham de Emeldon clerk. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. 
in Berkshire. 

June 23. Edmund de Chelreye to William Brun knight. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 20 marks, to be levied etc. in Berkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Charter indented of Wilham son of Maurice le Bruyn knight, giving 
and warranting to Edmund de Chelreye and to Margaret sister of 
Edmund all lands, rents, services and reversions whatsoever, with 
all the viUeins, their chattels and issue, wliich Wilham has in 
Spersholte and in West Chaulowe, with aU appurtenances, to 



118 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1360. Membrane 21d — cont. 

hold to Edmund and Margaret for their lives, and to their executors 
or assigns for one year after, of the grantor and his heirs, by the 
service of one rose a year at Midsummer for all services, with remainder 
after their decease to Thomas son of Edmund for his life, and to 
his executors or assigns for one year after, by the service aforesaid. 
Dated Westminster, Tuesday before Midsummer 34 Edward HI. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknovi^ledgment, 23 June. 

June 22. To WiUiam de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire, Northumberland, 
Westminster. Cumberland and Westmorland. Order, for sure causes, to stay 
until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the taking of inquisitions 
of forfeitures and escheats alleged to pertain to the king within the 
liberty of the bishoiH'ic of Durham according to the order formerly 
addressed to him, or the exercise of other matters belonging to his 
office within that hberty. By K. and C. 

June 25. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the demand for all sums of 
money by reason of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and lambs granted 
to the king by the commons of England, which they are making 
upon the men of the parishes of the churches of the towns of 
Bedelyngton, the Isle of Halieland and Norham co. Northumberland, 
and of.Crayk co. York, which Thomas bishoiJ of Durham claims to 
be from old time of his liberty of Durham and quit of contributions 
and other charges whatsoever ; as the king has given the said bishop 
respite until that time of all processes between them pending before 
the king and council. By K. and C. 

June 27. John de Meperteshale knight to Thomas de Neuby and Michael 
Westminster, de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 20L, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. 
Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Michael. 

June 12. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Boston. 
Westminster. Order, under pain of 100^., that they, or one of them, shall be before 
the council *iat Westminster on the morrow of Midsummer next, with 
the view of their account of receipts and liveries and expenses to 
date to show before the council, and to do and receive further what 
shall there be ordered. By K. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports : 
KjTigeston upon HuU. Sandewich, 

Newcastle upon Tjme, Suthampton, 

Great Jernemuth, Exeter, 

London, Bristol. 

Cicestre, 

June 29. John de Beuchaump of Somersete knight to John de Podenhale 
Westminster, citizen and ' wodemongere ' of London. Recognisance for 400 marks, 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Somerset. 

June 29. John de Podenhale citizen and ' wodemongere ' of London to John 
Westminster, de Beuchaump of Somersete knight. Recognisance for 200 marks, 
to be levied etc. in the city of London. 



34 EDWARD HI. Iiy 



1300. Membrane 21d—cont. 

John de Beuchaump makes Thomas Fiaunccis and Nicholas de 
Carieue or either of them his attorneys to prosecute the execution 
of this recognisance, receive the money, give acquittance thereof, 
and cause the same to be cancelled. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas Franceya attwney 
oi [John] de Beatichamp. 

June 30. William de Shareshull to Richard earl of Arundell. Recognisance 
Westmiusier. for 40/., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of John son of Agnes Hereberd of Thorp by Da ventre, being 
a quitclaim to Richard de Neubold of Daventre clerk and Joan de 
Neubold, and to the heirs and assigns of Richard, of all tenements, rents, 
homages and services sometime of Nicholas Hereberd of Thorp by 
Daventre in Daventre. Witnesses : William de Haukesworth parson of 
Everdon, John de Newenham clerk, Richard Porter of Daventre 
chaplain, WiUiam del Bakhous, William Baudewyne, John West of 
Daventre. Dated London, Monday the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul 
34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 June. 

June 27. To brother John de Couton, prior provincial of the Carmelites in 
Westminster. England, and to singular the friars of the order. Whereas, among 
other liberties and privileges granted by charter of the king and 
his forefathers to the chancellor and tiniversity of Oxford, it is 
granted that the chancellor for the time being may take cognisance 
of all pleas of trespass and contract arising within the university, 
one party being a scholar, so that if any being lawfully cited before 
him on such pleas shall neglect to come, the chancellor may banish 
them from the university, and otherwise proceed against them by 
ecclesiastical censures, as in such cases is accustomed ; and now 
the king has learned that, though Master Nicholas de Aston, chan- 
cellor of the said university, caused brother John de Norton, a friar 
of that order, to be summoned before him to answer touching certain 
trespasses therein committed against the king's peace, according to 
the king's power to him assigned as aforesaid for keeping the peace 
and for repose of the scholars studying therein, the said friar refused 
so to come before him though lawfully warned, whereupon the 
chancellor because of his open rebellion decreed that he should be 
punished, but he and others of his order, scheming to hinder the 
execution of that decree, and to impugn the liberties and privileges 
aforesaid, have caused the chancellor for this his lawful action to 
be summoned before the court of Christianity, within the kingdom 
or without, in contempt of the king, to the injury of the laws and of 
the crown, and to the manifest avoidance of the said liberties and 
privileges, whereat the king is moved to anger : prohibition therefore 
of any attempt against the said chancellor or otherwise to the 
prejudice of the king or of the laws, which may impair the rights, 
hberties and privileges above recited, and order to revoke any 
attempt aheady made to the contrary. 
Et erat patens. 
[Foedera.] 



120 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 26i. 



1360. 

June 22. To the sheriff of Devon. Order, for sure causes, under pain of 
"W estmmster. 1,000/., upon sight of tliese presents, hberties whatsoever notwithstand- 
ing, to M arn Wilham Smale, William de Asshelden, Richard de London, 
Thomas Fisshacre and aU other owners, masters and pursers of the 
ships of Dertmuth and Plummuth which about the feast of St. 
Barnabas in the 33rd year of the reign took a certain cog, laden with 
money and divers other goods at Nauntes in Brittany to be taken 
to Flanders, that every of them, under a pain of 1,000Z., be before 
the king in chancery on the quinzaine of Midsummer next to inform 
him concerniag the capture thereof and all matters affecting the 
same, and to do and receive what shall be by the king and council 
ordered ; and to take all of them so warned who shaU not come on 
that day, and shall be thereafter found in his baihwick, and keep 
them in prison until the king shall signify his will concerning them, 
causing the king on that day to have knowledge of the names of those 
so \\arned, and by whom, and returning this writ. 
The like to the following : 

To the sheriff" of Cornwall, to warn the owners, masters and 

pursers of Fowy. 
To the mayor and baihffs of Dertemuth, to warn Wilham Smale, 
William de Asshelden and Richard de London, the owners, 
masters and pursers of that town. 
To the bailiffs of Plumuth, to warn Thomas Fisshacre, the 

owners, masters and pursers of that town. 
To the bailiff's of Fowy, to Avarn the owners, masters and pursers 
of that town. 



June 22. 

Westminster. 



To William Smale. Order, under pain of 1,000L, to be before the 
king in chancery on the quinzaine of Midsummer, to inform the king 
concerning the capture of the great cog above mentioned, bringing 
this writ ; as the king, for sure causes, would have speech with him 
and other the owners, masters and pursers of the ships of Dertemuth, 
Plumuth and Fowy by which the same was so taken. 

The like to the following, mutatis mutandis : 
William de Asshelden, 
Richard de London, 
Thomas Fisshacre. 



July 1. 



To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, the demand which they are making upon John son and heir of 
Edward de Sancto Johanne for that he has not heretofore taken 
upon him the order of knighthood, or to make fine for the same ; 
as for his good service the king of his favour has given him respite 
thereof until Michaelmas next, and thenceforward until Michaelmas 
following. By K. 

July 1. To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Whereas the 

Westminster, king has heard that a plea is pending in the chancery of Ireland, by 
writ under the king's seal used in Ireland, between the king and 
Nicholas Power, now tenant of the manor of Kilmydan, that he 
should show cause wherefore a rent of 80L arising from that manor 
(sometime of Robert de Ufford deceased, who by charter gave the 
same to Walter del Hay and his heirs with the king's licence, ren- 
dering 80Z. a year to Robert and his heirs, which rent after the death 
of Robert came to the hands of Robert his son and heir, hkewise 



34 EDVVAllD 111. 



121 



13()0. Membrane 26r/ — cont. 

deceased, tenant in chief at his death of tlie late king, father of 
Robert de UfTord now earl of Suffolk, whose heir he ia {•sic), and was 
taken into the late kiiij^'s hand by reason of the tlien nonage of the said 
earl, and was and is, it is said, by Nicholas unlawfully withheld from 
the late king and after during the said nonage and th(^ wardship,) 
should not be taken into the king's hand, and answer be made for 
the same for the whole time of the earl's nonage, and the rent 
restored to the earl by the king ; and that [)lea has proceeded to 
the rendering of judgment, whereby if it should proceed further 
without deliberation prejudice might happen to the crown, damage 
to the king, and peril of disiierison to the earl by the allegations made 
on behalf of Nicholas : order to view the process before him and, 
if found to be as above rehearsed, to continue the business in the 
state it now is until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, that the king 
may deliberate with those learned in the law and others of the 
council and certify the chancellor thereof, to do further what shall 
be ordered in that behalf. By C. 

July 6. Roger de Beltoft to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Nicholas de Charnels knight, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to brother John Pavely prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England, his fellows the brethren and their successors, 
of the manor of Mere we co. Surrey. Witnesses : William de Ferariis 
lord of Groby, Geoffrey de la Launde, Simon Pakeman, Richard de 
Leycestre, Peter de Taleworth, Lionel de Bradenham, Edmund de 
Northtoft, John Elgier. Dated the manor aforesaid, 1 May 34 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 July. 

July 7. To the justices of the Bench. Order to stay the process begun 

Westminster, before them, that the abbot of Thorneye should suffer the king to 
present to the church of Stanground ; as upon examination before 
the council of the title whereby the king presented his clerk John 
de Neubury thereto, and upon hearing the reasons of the opposite 
party, it seems to the council that the cognisance thereof should 
belong to the ecclesiastical court, and not to the king. By K. and C, 

Writing of William Swalclive, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Peter Fauelore, his heirs and assigns, of a messuage and 60 acres 
of land in the towns of Knygthbrigg, Kensyngton and Brompton co. 
Middlesex, whereof 10 acres lie in the Homcroft by the said messuage, 
6 acres in the field called Oldefeld, 10 acres by Ginggesgore, 10 acres 
in the field called Hulhlond, 12 acres in the field called Sebilifeld and 
12 acres in Balattes Shott, which he has recovered against William 
to hold until he has levied lOOZ. Dated London, 26 June 34 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 July. 

Membrane 25d. 

General release by Tillot Theckere to John Lyndraper of Bisshopes- 
gatestrete citizen of London. Dated London, Friday the feast of St. 
Kenelm 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 July. 



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1360. Membrane 26c? — cont. 

Memorandum that, on 5 July, before the council, Guy de Bryan 
mainperned to have the body of William fitz Rauf of the county of 
Pembroke before the council when warned, to answer to the king 
for money and goods which he has acknowledged to be in his 
keeping, if they ought to pertain to the king. 

July 20. To Robert de Thorp and his felloAvs, justices of assize in Hunting- 
Westminster, donshire. It is shown the king on behalf of the abbot of Rameseye 
that, whereas he and his predecessors have and used to have time 
out of mind by charters of the king's forefathers the liberty of 
j)leading all writs of assize of novel disseisin and of mort d'ancestor 
concerning tenements within the precincts of the lowy [hanleuca] of 
Rameseye by their bailiffs within that jurisdiction, to be to the said 
bailiffs delivered by tlie justices of assize, and though that liberty 
has been allowed to the abbot's predecessors as well by justices in 
eyre as by justices of assize, and the Avrits above specified have been 
delivered by justices of assize to the bailiffs for the time being to 
be before them pleaded, as by record and processes exemplified may 
appear, the said justices have unlawfully deferred the dehvery 
thereof to the damage of the abbot and disherison of the church of 
St. Mary of Rameseye, whereupon the abbot has prayed the king for 
remedy : order to view the exemplification of records and processes, 
and if they shall find that the abbot ought to have such liberty by 
virtue of the said charters and allowances, that it has been allowed 
the abbots in the form aforesaid, that the original writs above 
specified have been by virtue thereof delivered by the justices to 
the bailiffs, and that the abbot and his predecessors have had pos- 
session thereof by such delivery, to cause the said liberty to be 
allowed to the abbot, and the original writs above mentioned pending 
before them to be delivered to the bailiff of the abbot's liberty as was 
used aforetime, and so to be enrolled upon their rolls. 

Membrane 24:d. 
July 10. The abbot of Bas3aigwerk to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 81., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Derbyshire. 



July 11. Thomas Vyntier of Maydestane to William Lynch. 
Westminster, for 24:1., to be levied etc. in Kent. 



Recognisance 



July 12. Adam de Karliolo of London draper to John de Codyngton parson 
Westminster, of Botelesford. Recognisance for 40L, to be levied etc. in the city 
of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 12. WiUiam le Ferriers of Groby to John de Bukyngham archdeacon 

Westminster, of Norhampton, John de Maydenbury chaplain and Thomas atte 

Lathe, executors of the will of Guy de Warrewyk. Recognisance 

for 253Z. 4ts. 6d. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 

Leycestershire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Bukyngham. 

July 14. Master Robert de Wykford clerk to Thomas de Newenham clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 



34 EDWAKl) 111. 12:{ 



1300. Membrane 2Ad — cont. 

July 16. Master John Blaunchard and Tlionias do Eaton to tlie king. 

Westminster. Joint and several recognisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in lied- 
fordshire. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was made as security for pay- 
ment of 40/. which Warin Bassyngbourn and. Mary his loife, (alleging 
that John, son and heir of John Avenell deceased, died in Normandy, 
and that Mary was daughter and next heir of John Avenell,) granted 
that they would pay the king to have the lands of John Avenell, taken 
into the king's hand for debts of his, as by the writ of livery to Warin 
and Mary made may appear ; which Warin and Mary after delivered 
those lands as his right and heritage to the said John the son, who re- 
turned to England from parts over sea where he was a prisoner of war ; 
and because Warin and, Mary could not by that grant charge the said 
lands or John the son, nor is it found that John Avenell ought to be charged 
with any debts to the king, as is declared by a writ of the treasurer and 
the barons of the exchequer dated 6 May in the '25th year of the reign, 
the recognisance is cancelled by command of the king and council. 

Cancelled by command of the king and council, as in the above memor- 
andum is expressed. 

Memorandum that at Westminster, on 13 July, Peter de Salford 
sheriff of Bukyngham, being examined before the council for that, 
being by the king's command charged on oath before the council to 
return before the justices of the Bench on the octaves of Trinity 
last twelve lawful and true men of the county of affinity neither with 
the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England nor 
with John de Grey of Rotherfeld, between whom is to be taken an 
attaint or jury of 24 knights which the prior has arrained against 
John before those justices concerning the manor of Shobyndon, 
without that that Richard Gregory the younger his under sheriff 
(reputed suspect therein) should meddle in the return, the said sheriff 
made that return, and upon a fresh oath before the council said that he, 
being himself (as he alleged) occupied about the king's business 
elsewhere, delivered to the said under sheriff twelve good and true 
men of the county specified in a schedule indented (whereof one part 
remained with him, the other with the under sheriff) to be returned 
before the justices, and produced the part remaining with him ; and 
for that Robert de Thorp chief justice of the Bench a,nd Henry Grene 
another justice (being there present) said that the names therein 
specified were not returned before them, speech was had with the 
said under sheriff (being also present) whether the sheriff delivered 
them to him to be returned or no, who said upon oath and acknow- 
ledged that the sheriff did so, and that he, having in his keeping the 
seal of the sheriff's office, for that it seemed to him that the persons in 
the indenture contained were insufficient in so great a business, for the 
honour of his master and for no other cause by his own discretion returned 
a panel of knights and others more sufficient. And because the 
sheriff contrary to his oath delivered the panel for return to the 
under sheriff, who for the cause aforesaid ought to have known nothing 
thereof, he was committed to the Flete prison, there to abide until 
the king should command his will of him, and thereupon dismissed 
until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next by mainprise of William 
de Wykeham clerk and John de Bray usher of the exchequer. And 
Richard, for his false return in 'deceit of the king's court, was com- 
mitted to the same prison, and dismissed by mainprise of WiUiam 
Croiser of Bedfordshire, Richard Gregory the elder, Geoffrey de Aston 



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1360. Membrane 24d — cont. 

of Buckinghamshire and Wilham de Lambhithe of Surrey, which 
mainpernors mainperned to have the bodies of the said Peter and 
Richard respectively before the justices on the quinzaine aforesaid ; 
and on behalf of the king the sheriff was commanded, under a pain 
of 500Z., to be at Westminster on that day in person before the justices, 
and to have the under sheriff with him, to do and receive what the 
court should decide. 

Membrane 23d. 

July .3. John Clouvill and John Rous of Norton to WilUam de Askeby 

Westmintiter. chancellor in the cathedral church of St. Paul London. Joint and 
several recognisance for 30L, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in Essex. 

July 6. Thomas Blount knight, Thomas Hakeluyt clerk and Edmund 

Westminster, fitz Herbert to Guy de Brian knight and John Seys parson of 
Henneye. Joint and several recognisance for 280L, to be levied etc. 
in Dorset. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John Seys. 



July 7. 

Westminster. 



June 25. 

VV'estmiiister. 



July 13. 

Westminster. 



July 10. 

Westminster. 



July 13. 

Westminster. 



John Trompe, son and heir of Gilbert Trompe of Steeple Bumstede 
{ad Turrim), to the dean and chapter of St. Paul London. Recog- 
nisance for 40Z., to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to stay their 
demand upon the men of Bedelyngton, the Isle of Haheland and 
Norham co. Northumberland and of Cravk co. York [as above, 
p. 118). ' By K. and C. 

Writing of Wilham la Zouche lord of Haryngworth, being a quit- 
claim to John atte Street of Little Milton co. Oxford and Robert 
de Woubourne and the heirs and assigns of Robert, of all the lands, 
rents, services, bondmen and their issue which they hold to farm of 
Dame Isolda who was wife of Sir William Inge in the towns of Great 
and Little ]\lilton for term of her life, with reversion after her death to 
William la Zouche, and his heirs as cousin and heir of the said Sir 
Wilham, and warranty after the death of Dame Isolda. Witnesses : 
Sir Richard la Zouche knight, William la Zouche the son. Sir Adam 
de Arderne, Robert de Luffenham, Wilham de Louches of Milton co. 
Oxford. Dated Ketyngdon ' in my hvery near Sandwycz,' (en mon 
liveree iouste) Friday after St. Edward, 33 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 July this year. 

William Whithors, for good service, is sent to the abbot and convent 
of Wynchecombe, to receive such maintenance of that house during 
his hfe as John de Brooke deceased had there at the king's command. 

By p.s. [24741.] 

Henry de Stafford, for good service, is sent to the prior and 
convent of Trenteham, to receive such maintenance of that house 
during his life as William de Ly chef eld deceased had there at the 
king's command. By p.s. 

William Morton, for good service, is sent to the prior and convent 
of Pontefract, to have such maintenance of that house during his 
life as John Broke deceased had there at the king's command. 

By p.s. [24749.] 



34 EDWARD TTT. 125 



1300. Membrane 23d — cont. 

July 18. John do Gestnyngtliorp to Mieluiel bishop of London. Recog- 
Westniinstor. nisanco for lOO.s'., to be levied, in default of payment, of his hinds 
and chattels in Essex. 

Henry de Creystok clerk to Richard de Ravenser clerk. Recog- 
nisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 

William Walkelate the king's Serjeant at arms to Michael Ude 
merchant of Bristol. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied etc. in 
Cornwall. 

July 20. Brother Thomas abbot of St. Stephen of Caen in Normandy and 

Westminster, brother Lawrence prior of Frompton to Guy de iirian knight. 

Joint and several recognisance, for themselves and their convent, 

for 300/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Dorset. 



o^ 



To John de Bray, warden of the Flete prison. Order to cause 
Richard Herierd to be set free from that prison, where he is detained 
for 1,000 florins de Veen called ' Johannes ' and for one horse price 
70 like florins, wherein he is for sure causes bound to the king (as 
the king has learned), by the mainprise of William Croyser knight of 
Bedfordshire, who has mainperned in chancery to have his body 
before the king in chancery at the Assumption next to answer 
concerning the same and further do and receive what the court may 
decide, or else to content the king for the said florins and horse in 
case he shall not have Richard there. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause Richard Catour to be set free from 
that prison, where he is detained for arrears of his account for the 
time that he was appointed to take corn for the king's use in divers 
counties, by the mainprise of Ralph Pledour and Ralph Bakere of 
Bredstrete London, who have mainperned in chancery to have him 
before the barons of the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas next 
to answer concerning matters which shall be set forth on the king's 
behalf, having their writ before the said barons. By C. 

Membrane 22d. 

July 23. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogetlier the taking 
Westminster, of William de Oysterle draper by virtue of the king's writ, and if 
taken to cause him to be at once set free, and not to trouble him by 
virtue thereof, by whatever name he be called, though lately by the 
said Avrit the king ordered the sheriffs that, if W^illiam Crosse gold- 
smith should give security for prosecuting his claim, they should 
attach William de Oysterle, so as to have him before the king on 
the octaves of Michaelmas, to show cause wherefore by force and arms 
he seized Beatrice vvife of William Crosse at London, abducted her 
with goods and chattels of her said husband, and is witliliolding them 
contrary to the king's peace and to the statute ; as William de 
Eyston, John de Oysterle, John Simound and John de Upton of Mid- 
dlesex have mainperned iji chancery to have William de Oysterle 
before the king on that day to answer William Crosse concerning 
the premises. 

July 24. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 

Westminster, suffer Bartholomew de Burgherssh, who is abiding over seas on the 

king's service, to have the respite whicli the king of his favour has given 

him until Easter next for all debts and accounts demanded of him 



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1360. 



Membrane 22d — cont. 



for the king's use by summons of that exchequer, 
meanwhile their demand for levying the same. 



and 



to stay 
By K. 



Writing of John Donet, granting to Sir John de Bello Campo, 
brother of the earl of Warrewyk, a yearly rent of 40L to be taken 
for term of his life of the manor of Silham and of all other lands of 
the grantor in the towns of Renham, Upchurch, Hertlepe, Newenton, 
Halghsto, Menstre in the Isle of Shepeye, Elmele and Middleton at 
Christmas and Midsummer by even portions, with remainder to Roger 
cousin of Sir John and son of the said earl for his life, and power of 
distraint if the same be in arrear. Dated Renham, Saturday the 
feast of St. James the Apostle 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
2 August. 

Membrane 18c?.* 

July 12. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to suffer 

Wpstminster. the prior of Lenton to have the respite which the king of his favour 

has given him until Michaelmas next and thenceforward until 

Michaelmas following for 52Z. \Qs. demanded of him by summons of 

the exchequer. By K. 

July 26. Ralph Basset of Drayton knight to Richard earl of Arundell, 

Westminstfir. John de Newenham clerk and John Knyvet. Recognisance for 
600Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Leycestershire. 

Ralph Basset of Drayton knight to William de Burton knight, 
William de Wolaston clerk and William de Burgh clerk. Recog- 
nisance for 400L, to be levied etc. in Leycestershire. 

July 29. Hugh la Zousche knight to Nicholas Dammory knight. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 243L 4s. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
Cambridgeshire . 

Indenture made between Sir Hugh la Zousche and Sir Nicholas 
Dammory, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, which 
was as well for corn bought of Nicholas being upon the manors of 
Swaveseye and Fulburn co. Cambridge, sown by Nicholas, part in 
the time of his late \\nie the mother of Sir Hugh, who had a life estate 
in those manors, and part since her death while he had the same in 
ward by grant of the king until the full age of Hugh her heir, as for 
divers beasts and other stock for husbandry thereof, such as ploughs, 
wains with harness and beasts for the same, upon condition that 
Sir Hugh pay or cause to be paid to Sir Nicholas 40/. at Easter next, 
41Z. 12.S. at Michaelmas following, and 40?. at Easter follomng ; and 
covenant that before the date of the first payment either party shall 
take of his coimsel good men and sufficient in law, and shall show 
the estate he claims in the premises, and those men shall adjudge 
the right of all claims, and in case it be agreed that Sir Hugh shall 
have the said corn, beasts and stock wholly as of right without purchase 
the recognisance shall be void, or if part be so adjudged to him, so 
much shall be abated in proportion of the sum contained in the re- 
cognisance out of the purchase money agreed, and if nothing be 
adjudged to him save by purchase as the right of Sir Nicholas, and 



* Membranes 21d 19d, are blank. 



34 EDWARD Til. 127 



13()0. Membrane \Sd—ront. 

Sir Hugh make default in the payments aforesaid at any of the 
terms, the recognisance shall be in forc^e. Dated W^estminstcfr, IJl 
July 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the ])arties at London, 31 
July. 

Aug. 1. Edward Sauvage to the dean and college of the free chapel of St. 
Westminster. Stephen within the king's palace of VVestminster. Recognisance 
for 94/. 19s. lO^d. ])ayable by instalments ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Buckinghamshire. 

Membrane \ld. 

Writing of Ralph Basset lord of Drayton, being a quitclaim to Sir 
Richard earl of Arundell, Sir Richard de Wylughby, John Kny vet, 
William de Burgh, John de Newenham and William de Wolaston 
clerks of the manors of Colston, Rakedale, Whatton, Donton, Ex Ion, 
Upmelcombe, Newenton Blosmeville, the inn which he had in 
London at Aldermannesbury, the reversion of the manors of 
Gretwelle, Radclyve on Wrekne and Pakynton, and all other his 
lands, rents and services, wards, marriages, fees, advowsons and 
reversions which the earl and others above named had of his gift 
before his journey to France in October in the 33rd year of the reign. 
Witnesses : Nicholas de Vielston, Andrew Landwath, Walter Paries, 
John de Craneslegh, William Harughdon. Dated his manor of 
Molton, 20 July 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 July. 

Membrane \%d. 

July 20. To John de Verdon and his fellows, arrayers in Norhamptonshire 

Westminster, of the armed men and archers lately ordered to sail on the king's 
service. Order to compel the armed men and archers who received 
arms and w'ages for the voyage and withdrew trom fhe king's service 
before going to sea to restore those arms and a portion of the money 
so delivered to them ; as the king is informed that great numbers 
of men, being chosen, arrayed and armed, after receiving their wages, 
when they had come to the sea withdrew and returned to their own 
parts, and refuse such restitution. By K. and C. 

Aug. 11. To the mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton. Order, under pain of 
Westminster, forfeiture, to cause proclamation to be made that no man, under 
pain of forfeiture, shall pass out of the realm to Normandy or 
Brittany with arms or armour, horses or harness, without the king's 
licence or special order under the privy seal ; and if they shall find 
any so doing after the proclamation, to cause them to be arrested 
\\\i\\ their horses, armour, harness and goods, and to be safe kept 
until further order, certif3ang the king in chancery of the names of 
such persons, of the horses and goods and the " value thereof. 

[Foedera.'] By K. and C. 

The like to the bailiffs of Hamelhoke and of eight other towns, and 
to the mayor and bailiffs of six cities and towns. 

[Ibid.-] 

Aug. 21. To the warden of the Flete prison or his representative. Order 

Westminster, to cause William de Walcote to be set free from prison, and to suffer 

him to go where he will ; as William and" certain others are bound 



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1360. Membrane IQd. — cont. 

to the king to content him of the 324L wherein William was bound 
to Isabel the late queen mother, and for that cause William is im- 
prisoned by process against him in the exchequer. 

Aug. iO. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Dublin, 
Westminster. Order to cause Thomas de Roos and Beatrice his wife, late the wife 
of Maurice Fitz Moris earl of Dessemound, to have the respite which, 
at the request of Ralph earl of Stafford, the king has given them 
until Easter next for all debts for the lands which were of the said 
earl of Dessemound in Ireland, as well those which they hold in 
dower of Beatrice of that earl's heritage, as those which she held 
jointly with her said late husband, releasing any distraints upon 
them made. By K. 

To the justiciary of Ireland for the time being, or to his repre- 
sentative. Like order to cause Thomas de Roos and Beatrice to 
have respite until Easter. By K. 

Aug. 20. To the sheriff of Leycestar. Order, upon the petition of John de 
Westminster. Newenham clerk, parson of Eketon, shomng that he is ready to stand 
to right in this matter, to stay, by the mainprise of Richard de 
Somerford and Henry Dymmok of Staffordshire, John Fitz Ricliard 
and John de Rodbourne of Buckinghamshire, the execution of a writ 
of exigents against the said parson, whereby the king lately ordered 
the sheriff to put him in exigents until outlawed if he should not 
appear, and if he should appear to take and safe keep him, so as to 
have his body before the justices at Westminster on the octaves of 
St. Hilary next, to answer to Thomas de Bello Campo earl of 
Warrewyk for a debt of 661. Sd. which he demands of him, bringing 
this writ on that day ; as the said mainpernors have mainperned to 
have the said parson's body before the justices on the day named 
under a pain of the sum demanded, and have made recognisance 
in chancery for the same, to be levied of their lands in case of 
default. By C. 

Aug. 20. To the keeper of the Marshalsea prison before the king. Order 
Westminster, to cause Arnold Pelegrini clerk to be set free from that prison, where 
he is detained for a pretended contempt, by the mainprise of Master 
Raymund Pelegrini, who has mainperned in chancery to have his 
body before the king or his justices or before others of the council 
when warned, to answer for that contempt and for other matters that 
shall be laid against him, and further to do and receive what the court 
shall decide. By K. 

Aug. 16. Richard de Lancastre, for good service, is sent to the abbot and 
Westminster, convent of Kirkestall to receive such maintenance of that house as 
John atte Brok deceased had there at the king's request. 

By p.s. [24824.] 

Aug. 30. John son of Alan le Norreys of Speke to John de Branketre clerk 
Westminster, and Thomas de Thelwall. Recognisance for 101., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the duchy of Lan- 
castre. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas. 

Sept. I. William Kermerdyn chaplain, John Hamond of Bristol ' webbe ' 

Westminster, and Richard Hopere of Bristol to John de Brampton clerk. Joint 

and several recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. in Gloucestershire. 



34 EDWARD HI. 12<) 



18()0. Membrane HW — cont. 

Sept. 3. Rhys son of Rhys ap ({lilhtli kniglit of Slafrordsliin' lo Jolin 

WBstiuinstor. FairliiM- of Loiuloii ^'oldsmitli. Rccof^nisancc for 400/., to ho W.vlvd 
etc. ill StalVordsliiro. 

Membrane 15d. 

Aug. 20. To tlic bailiffs of tlic Cin(]uo Ports and the baihffs of Great 
Westminster. Jernenuith, wardens oi the fair of that town. Older to cause an 
agreement [French text follows] made by the king and council, 
which the king is sending them to he executed as his will is that 
it be observed at the next fair, to be proclaimed hi the town of 
Great Jernemuth and observed so long as the fair shall last under 
the pains therein mentioned ; and to arrest all whom they shall find 
rebellious thereto and safe keep them in prison until further order 
concerning their punishment, certifying the king under seal of the 
persons so arrested and for what cause. The agreement is that, 
whereas the price of herring at Jernemuth fair is become much 
dearer than aforetime, it is agreed by the king and council, by assent 
of the fishmongers of London and Jernemuth, that the herring 
fishers who come with their herring to Jernemuth haven at fair time 
may not sell their herring until they have come to moorings in the 
said haven, and may then sell it on land openly to whom they will, that 
the merchants repairing thither shall be free as their hosts to buy 
herring of the fishers without impeachment of any man, and no 
runner nor other may go to meet the fishers by land or sea to buy 
herring by way of forestalling or otherwise on pain of imprisonment 
and of being rendered to the king's will, that the fishers or their hosts 
may not by evil device absent themselves at the tide when their 
ships come to moorings in the haven, but shall there and then be 
ready on the same pain to sell their herring to merchants who will 
buy, as well strangers as inhabitants ; that no herring may be de- 
livered out of the ship before it be sold, and the sale shall take place 
by daylight, provided always that after sale made the fishers may 
discharge their herring so sold by night as by day ; that the ships 
called pikers may not, on the pain aforesaid, buy herring at sea nor on 
the sea coast nor elsewhere save only in the said haven and in 
Kirkele Rode, provided always that the said fair or the price of 
herring in Kirkele Rode be not made dearer by their buying ; that 
in case any man would complain of any who have trespassed against 
these provisions, the trespasser shall be attached by his chattels by 
the wardens of the fair, and if he have none sufficient he shall be 
arrested by his body, and they shall have a day according to the 
law merchant, and if the plea shall go to issue of the country, 
the inquest shall be one moiety of natives and the other of aliens 
if it concern a native and an alien ; the wardens of the fair shall, 
on the pain aforesaid, be attendant at every tide to keep the pro- 
visions aforesaid, and to do right and speedy execution to all who 
may make complaint, and that none may go to meet the fishers, by 
boat or punt (pant) at sea or in Kirkeleye Rode, to compel or procure 
them to sell their herring in the Rode, to the disturbance of the 
fair, but if the fishers be of free will to sell it there after they be 
anchored, it shall be lawful for the merchants of Louystoft and Wjti- 
terton to buy of ships so anchored in the said Rode and in 
Wynterton as freely as the pikers, to serve the carts and horses that 
shall come there from divers countries, provided always that they 
sell no herring fresh towards the sea on the pain aforesaid ; and 

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1360. Membrane I5d — cont. 

that in case any fishing boat laden with a last and a half of herring 
or less come to St. Nicholas Rode and wiU not enter the haven for so 
small a load, and will sell the herring in the Rode, it shall be lawful 
to hoist her signal and there sell to merchants who will buy. By K. 
Et erat patens. 

Aug. 21. John Avenell to Roger de Bello Campo knight. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 500Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Cambridgeshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



William de Walcote clerk to the king, 
to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 



Recognisance for 600/., 



Aug. 23. Margery who was wife of Thomas Broun of London to William 
Westminster, de Newenham clerk and Thomas de Lodelowe. Recognisance for 
400/., to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas. 

Writing of John de Cobeham knight, son and heir of Sir Ralph 
de Cobeham knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to John Michel 
citizen and vintner of London, his heirs and assigns, of all right, present 
or future, in all the lands, rents and tenements which he has of the 
gift and feoffment of John de Cobeham in the towns of Derteford, 
Wilmynton and Bixele by Derteford co. Kent, and which came by in- 
heritance to John de Cobeham after the decease of his said father ; 
also of all his estate and all actions real and personal against John Michel 
by reason of a manor called le Temple which he has of the gift of John 
de Cobeham in the town of Derteford for the Ufe of Mary the countess 
marshal his mother. Witnesses : Simon Dolsaly, John de Stodeye, 
Thomas Cornewaleys citizens of London, Robert de Bikenore, Robert 
de Luda, Richard de Stone, Richard Sonee of Derteford. Dated 
London, Sunday the morrow of the Assumption 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 25 August. 



Aug. 27. 

Westminster. 



To Robert de Thorp, John Pycot, John Knyvet, Peter de Salford, 
John Mareschal of Wotton and John Crevequer, guardians of the 
peace and justices of oyer and terminer in Bedfordshire. Order to 
stay, and to order to be stayed, the taking of the body of Hugh 
Pikard (by whatever name he may be named) according to the tenor 
of a mainprise in chancery by Thomas de Eston and William le Rede 
of Bedfordshire, bringing this writ on the day herein named ; as 
on behalf of Hugh it is shown the king that he is indicted by certain 
his enemies concerning an alleged trespass committed at Lyttelyngton 
upon Thomas Lycy of Lyttelyngton, and at the command of the 
said justices is to be taken and imprisoned, and prayer is made that 
the king would order a stay thereof, as Hugh is ready to answer upon 
the premises before the king or his justices at his command, and to 
stand to right thereupon ; and the said mainpernors have mainpemed 
under a pain of 40/. to have Hugh before the said justices, five, four, 
three or two of them (of whom Robert and John Knyvet shall be one) 
at their next session in those parts. 



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13(50 Mh'MJiiiiyh' Ud. 

Memorandum, that, on 17 Au<rust, in tlic chancery at Westminster, 
Edmund Fulshagii of Lancashiic, appearing in person, mainpernecl 
to have the bodies of Thomas de Molyneux of Sefton and John Nowell 
of Cliderhowe, arrested for sure causes, before tlie kinj^ and council 
at Westminster within fifteen days after warning received, to 
answer tlie king concerning matters which shall be laid against them. 

Bond of Denys de Morbek knight to Sir Roger Mortemer earl of 
la Marche and Sir Ralph Spigurneli in 98L 9.5. 5rf. in liand from them 
received, to be paid at the earl's lodging at London at Whitsuntide 
next. Dated Loudon, 23 December 32 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 August tliis year. 

Aug. 23. To tlie treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
Wostminstor. warden of the Flete prison to be discharged of the custody of William 
de Walcote ; as William and others are bound to the king to content 
him of debts due to Lsabel the late queen mother, for which he is 
detained in that prison, wherefore the king has ordered the said 
warden to set William free and suffer him to go where he will. By K. 

Aug. 22, To John de Ratlesden sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, Thomas de 
Westminster. Elsham clerk and Henry Rose. Order, for sure causes, to stay 
altogether the further execution of the king's commission to them 
to make inquisition what corn and how many quarters John Pledour 
took of the men of the hundreds of Blithyng and Wayneford co. 
Norfolk (sic), and of whom, by colour of a commission to him to 
purvey a certain quantity of corn in that county, and to do other 
things in the said commission contained. By K. 

Sept. 3, Rhys son of Rhys ap Griffith knight of Staffordshire, Henry Coue 

Westminster, of London mercer, John Fairher of London goldsmitli, John de 
Wychyngham mercer, Robert Maunsel mercer and William Cromere 
draper of London to Mary de Sancto Paulo countess of Pembroke. 
Recognisance for 400Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Staffordshire and the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Sept 6. Robert Flemyng is sent to the abbot and convent of Bynyngton,"' 

Rushenden, to receive such maintenance of that house for life as Geoffrey Hakkyng 

I. of Sheppey. deceased had there at the king's request. By p.s. [24864.] 

Aug. 23. To John de Pembrok escheator in Ireland. Whereas the king is 
Westminster, given to understand that great numbers of mere Irish are admitted 
to dwell in divers cities, boroughs and towns of Ireland by colour 
of liberties and privileges which the citizens, burgesses and others 
allege that they have by charters of former kings, to the 
king's prejudice and peril of the loss of those places : order, for the 
safety thereof, to inform himself by the oath of true and lawful men 
of Ireland what mere Irish and how many are admitted as aforesaid, 
by what authority or privilege, since what time and in what manner, 
to examine the said charters, and to certify the king in the chancery 
of England of the result and of their action. By K. 

[Faedera.^ 

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Oct. 2. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to stay until St. Hilary next the 

Westminster, demand which he is making upon John Brocas, keeper of Guldeford 
castle, for the issues or farms of his baihwick ; as on 27 June in the 
33rd year of the reign, by writ of privy seal, the king ordered John 
to cause the houses and pahng of the castle and the paHng and 
bridges of his park there to be of those issues repaired, and that 
allowance should be made him of the cost by view and testimony 
of Peter Semer and Thomas de Hornyngton surveyors of the king's 
works there. By K. 

Membrane \M. 

Assignment of dower to Joan who was wife of Thomas de Leversete, 
made by John atte Wode escheator in Salop at Bridewyk on Wed- 
nesday the feast of St. Mary Magdalen 34 Edward III. One house 
within the messuage of Bridewyk called the new hall with solars, 
cellars and kitchen annexed, as limited in presence of the guardian 
of the two thirds ; three other houses within the same, one called 
the white chamber, another the grange nearest the hall, the third the 
' couhous,' with a piece of land between the ' couhous ' and the petty 
pavement, a small garden extending towards a field called le Barude 
from a pear tree standing towards the said field to a corner towards 
the great fish pond (servour) ; that part of Bridewyk wood as en- 
closed towards le Barude ; the lower part of the field of le Barude, 
from a corner of the said wood to the high way of Priors Leye and 
Ideshale as limited, with that part of Blithebury field nearest the 
wood ; one messuage in ruins at le Castel with lands and gardens 
adjoining, with three meadows, one called Radesegh, a second le 
Closmedewe and the third le Castelmedewe as enclosed, in recompense 
for one third of the lands and meadows of Brydewyk ; at Stonton 
one house called the new hall with a croft called le Neweorchard and 
a piece of land in a field called Caldewallefeld from an oak standing 
between le Boggeresfeld and the messuage of Stonton to a brook by 
le Chircheway, with that part of the garden towards the said field 
as far as the three ashes standing in the garden, two houses of which 
one is called the new grange and the other le shepecote. Sealed by 
the escheator. 

Indenture made at Westminster between the king on the one part 
and Bartholomew Guidonis de Castilon merchant of London and 
Adam de Seint Ive of London on the other part, witnessing that the 
king has granted and to farm let to Bartholomew and Adam, from 
Michaelmas last during pleasure, all his exchanges as well of his and 
all other moneys, gold and silver plate, as of broken silver, to hold 
in the king's name by them and their deputies in all suitable places 
where they please as well in the king's mints as elsewhere in England 
without impeachment, rendering to the king at his exchequer for 
all profits therefrom arising 400 marks a year, if they shall hold them 
a year, at Christmas, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas by even 
portions, and at the same rate if for a less time ; the king grants 
that during that time none shall make change to take merchantable 
profit thereof save Bartholomew and Adam and their deputies, to 
the end that none may damage or defraud the exchanges ; that no 
sterlings nor old gold of his oavti moneys shall be received in his mints 
to be molten but by them and their deputies, saving always that if any 
of the king's allegiance by them or their deputies send or bring to 



34 EinVAKI) III. 



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13G0. 



Oct. 4. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 5. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Thome, 
I. of Thanet. 



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the mints money of gold or silver to be changed or molten, and will 
prove lawfully by oath that it is their masters' or their own, received 
of their treasure or of their revenues or otherwise without purchase 
and without fraud, damage or deceit of the exchanges, the same shall 
be received in the mints without impeachment or disturbance of 
Bartholomew and Adam and their deputies ; that no alien shall 
bring molten gold or silver to the warden of the money to make 
money thereof unless he prove by oath or other lawful means that 
it was not old gold nor sterlings of England, and no denizen unless 
he likewise prove that it was not a purchase to the damage or fraud 
of the exchanges ; and that Bartholomew and Adam may have at 
the mint a man on their behalf at their cost to view the receipt as 
well of gold as of silver and to take the proof as aforesaid, and 
warrant shall be made thereupon to the wardens and masters of the 
mint, and they shall be sworn so to do ; Bartholomew and Adam 
shall have at the mint in the Tower of London suitable houses to 
hold exchanges there for benefit of the people without gift, and 
wliere the other mints are held the king shall not be bound to find 
them houses. Dated Westminster, 30 September 34 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum that John Wroth and Thomas de Notyngham of 
London have mainperned for Bartholomew and Adam to answer to the 
king for their farm. 

[Feeder a.] 

John William citizen and spicer of London and Elizabeth his 
wife to Francis John merchant of Florence. Recognisance for 221. 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the 
city of London. 

John de Eston parson of Ilford and Thomas Helder of Ilford 
to John de Bedford citizen and skinner of London and John 
son of AUna de Northtoft. Recognisance for 251., to be levied 
etc. in Northamptonshire. 

Richard Crowe the king's Serjeant is sent to the master of 
Osprynge hospital, to receive such maintenance therein for life as 
John Wayte deceased had at the king's request. By p.s. [24890.] 

Writing of William le Barbour of Wylmeleghton, being a release 
to Walter de Plouden and Alice his wife and to their heirs of all actions 
concerning a messuage and half a virgate of land in Herburburi, and 
warranty thereof to them. Witnesses : Geoffrey de Aston called 
Geoffrey Oede, Geoffrey Tomkyns, John Yve, William de Lodbrok, 
John Togod of Herburbury, Adam le Spenser, William Hogges of 
Overychynton. Dated London, 10 October 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 11 October. 

Indenture of covenant between Stephen Wydeslade, cousin and 
heir of Thomas son of Andrew^ Braunche, of the one part, and 
Mary who was wife of the said Thomas of the other part, 
namely that Mary shall have for her dower of the manors 
of Frome co. Somerset, Barsham co. Norfolk and Piper- 
arghe co. Surrey and of the hundred of Frome co. Somerset, 
which were of her said husband, the manors of Barsham and 



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Piperarghe together with the fees and advowsons thereto belonging, 
quit of all charges thereupon save the services due to the lords of 
the fee, and shall have further 12 marks of yearly rent of the manor 
of Frome ; and Stephen shall make security for payment of that 
rent, as her counsel shall appoint, before he shall have hvery of the 
lands of Thomas out of the king's hands. Dated Westminster, 12 
October 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, October 14. 

Oct. 14. Stephen Wydeslade to Walter Whitehors. Recognisance for lOOL, 

Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Somerset. 

Writing of Walter Whytehors, being a defeasance of the foregoing 
recognisance, on condition that Stephen de Wydeslade, his heirs and 
assigns, pay yearly at Frome to Mary daughter of Walter (late wife of 
Thomas Branche) for her life of the manor and hundred of Frome co. 
Somerset 6 marks at Easter and other 6 at Michaelmas or within one 
month of those feasts, which 12 marks are assigned to her as parcel of her 
dower, as appears by an indenture between them made in chancery. 
Dated Westminster, 16 October 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 October. 



Membrane \2d. 

Sept. 28. John de Brailles clerk is nominated to Robert bishop of Coventre 

Westminster, and Lichfield for a pension which by reason of his new creation the 

bishop is bound to pay to one of the king's clerks at the king's 

nomination. By p.s. 

Oct. 1. William de Sengelton and Elizabeth his wife to Richard de 

Westminster. Sengelton. Recognisance for 800Z., to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in Sussex. 

Writing of John, bishop of Rochester, being a surrender into the 
king's hands and quitclaim, with the assent of the chapter, of 2 
acres of meadow, 47 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, 21s. lO^d. 
of rent and a rent of two plough shares and one hen in Cuklestan, 
HaUyng and Rochester, which the king lately had of the gift and 
feoffment of Roger Bavent, and gave by letters patent to the bishop 
for life, with wards, marriages, services and warrens, with remainder 
after the bishop's death to his successors in almoin, to find a chaplain 
to celebrate divine service for the health of the king and of the bishop 
during their lives and for their souls after, and for the souls of Walter 
de Fynchyngfeld and of the faithful departed, for fear the chantry, 
if so ordered, might be said to tend to a charge upon the church 
of St. Andrew Rochester, and therefore easily be brought to nought. 
Dated Lamheth, 5 October 34 Edward III. 

Memoi-andum of acknowledgment in the bishop's lodging at 
Lamheth, 5 October, before David de WoUore keeper of the rolls of 
chancery. 

Writing of brother Robert de Suthflete prior of the cathedral 
church of St. Andrew Rochester and the chapter, being a confirmation 
of the foregoing surrender, and a quitclaim of the premises on ))ehalf 



34 EDWARD 111. 136 



1360. Membrane Vld—coni. 

of themselves and their church, saving always the services duo for 
the said lands and rents \\hich arc held of them. Dated Rochester, 
in chapter, 5 October 34 l<]d\vard III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the prior, for iiimself and the 
convent, 8 October. 

Indenture of John BuUok citizen of London, granting that, whereas 
the king by charter has given him the lands and rents specified in the 
foregoing surrender, to hold to him and his heirs, rendering to the prior 
and convent of the cathedral church of St. Andrew Rochester at 
fee farm IOO5. every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, 
in aid of the maintenance of a chaplain to be by them found to 
celebrate every day in the said cathedral church as therein rehearsed ; 
and whereas it is in the king's charter contained that the said prior and 
convent and their successors may distrain tlicrein whenever the said 
fee farm or rent shall be in arrear, the statute of mortmain notwith- 
stading ; for greater security, whenever the same shall be in arrear 
the prior and convent and their successors may distrain in the 
premises, being in seisin and possession of John by virtue of the 
king's said grant, and also in a messuage and 80 acres of arable land 
and pasture which John holds by right of inheritance in the town of 
Hallyng, without impea'chment, hindrance or gainsaying of him, 
his heirs or assigns, or of any other to whose hands the same or any 
parcel thereof shall hereafter come. Dated Rochester, 19 October 
34 Edward III. Witnesses : Sir John de Cobeham, Sir Thomas 
de Pympe, Sir Robert Cheyne knights, Henry Frenyngham, John 
rynch\aigfeld, Nicholas Faversham and Nicholas Heryng. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Bullok, 20 October. 

Membrane lid. 

Oct. 12. To PhiUppa who was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of 

Westminster. March. Whereas, among other lands which were of Roger and were 
taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage 
of his heir, the king assigned to Philippa in dower the land and lord- 
ship of Montegomery to the value of 20 marks a year, and after, for 
sure causes shown before him and the council, to preserve the right 
of his kingdom, the king granted that the same should remain in the 
wardship of Edward prince of Wales during that nonage, and that 
he would content Philippa of lands in other places being in his hands 
to the same value, and thereon discourse being had between the 
council and certain of her counsel at her instant prayer a day was 
given her, as well by warning to her counsel as by writs, to be before 
the king and council in chancery on the octaves of Michaelmas last 
to agree concerning that business, so that all things thereto 
relating should in the mean time remain as they were, which 
day at the request of certain lieges was postponed, as the 
king has heard, to the morrow^ of All Souls next; and now 
by divers plaints of some of that land and lordship the king 
lias heard that, whereas they are immediately subject to the said 
prince, have done fealty to him by virtue of the king's letters to them 
addressed, and were and are attendant on him and none other with 
their services, Philippa and her ministers have made and daily are 
making distraints, extortions, excesses and grievances upon them 
for that they gainsay to do to her homages and other services not 
accustomed which she craves of them, imprisoning some, taking 



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Membrane lid — cont. 



from some heavy ransoms, their horses and oxen from their ploughs, 
impomiding the same and their other cattle, seizing their goods and 
chattels and otherwise disturbing them so that they must leave 
that land if remedy be not speedily applied : order, at her peril, 
to desist from bringing such distraints and other grievances upon the 
men of that lordship, to suffer them to be as they were at the time 
of the assignment aforesaid, to cause the men imprisoned, the horses, 
cattle and goods impounded or taken to be at once delivered, 
attempting nothing against them by virtue of that assignment before 
the day above named, save only for payment and reasonable levy 
of rents thereof due, and to be before the king and council in chancery 
on that day to answer to the king and to those men touching the 
premises and other things which shall be then set forth. 

Writing of Henry Burdeaux of Woxebrugg, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Brokhampton rector of Ikenham, and John 
Neweman vicar of Hilyngdon of the lands, meadows, pastures and 
feedings sometime of John Burdeaux late citizen and fishmonger 
of London in Colham, Woxebrugg and Couele Pecche. Witnesses : 
Walter Rabbe, Roger Leget, Walter Lambard, Richard Mareschal, 
Walter de Thoresby, Simon de Rysby, John Gromet, Ralph Freston, 
Robert de Assh. Dated Woxebrugg, 16 October 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 October. 

Oct. 19. Thomas de la Ryvere to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of 

Westminster. Jerusalem in England and Joan who was wife of John de Grymstede 
knight. Recognisance for 700/., payable at Christmas 1362 ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Wilts. 

Oct. 20. John de Herdewyk by Bannebury to the abbot of Evesham. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 20Z. payable by instalments, to be levied, etc., in 
Oxfordshire. 



Oct. 21. Lawrence de Lymford to Thomas de Sancto Omero knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for lOOZ., payable at Michaelmas 1363 ; to be levied 
etc. in Buckinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Eure knight to Henry de Wakefeld parson of Sharneford 
in the diocese of Lincoln. Recognisance for 120/., to be levied etc. 
in Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 22. Edward de Monte Acuto knight to Robert de Ufford earl of Suffolk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 500/., to be levied etc. in Suffolk. 

Membrane lOd. 

Oct. 2. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to view the record 

Thorne, and process before them of a plea in the king's court of London upon 
I. of Thanet. a writ of right between John de Gayton and the abbot of Bee 
Herlewini, and if they find that the same is deferred upon the alle- 
gation hereafter mentioned, to proceed therein and cause justice 
to be done to the parties, such allegation notwithstanding, but so 
that they do not proceed to render judgment without advising the 



34 EDWARD III. 137 



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king ; upon the petition of John, showing that he is suing as afore- 
said in that court for a messuage and three shops in the suburb of 
London as liis riglit and heritage, and that tlie abbot in liis pleading 
liaa alleged that the king has caused all lands belonging to the priory 
of Okeburn to be seized into his hand by reason of the war with Franco, 
and committed the same to brother Peter de Falco prior of Okeburn, 
proctor general of the abbot in England during the said war, for a 
set yearly farm, and that the premises are parcel of that priory, and 
so without the king he ought not to answer, on which pretence pro- 
ceedings are deferred, and praying a remedy. By p. 3. [24892.] 

Writing of Edmund Bauns of Beriattele, son and heir of Thomas 
Bauns, being a quitclaim with warranty to John Derewyn of Sipjwn- 
ham, his heirs or assigns, of all lands which Edmund had in the 
towns of Beriattele, Wrastlingworthe and Potton. Dated West- 
minster, Wednesday after St. Luke 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 22 October. 

Writing of John de Wysbech vicar of Sellyng, granting and war- 
ranting to William del Strothre, his heirs and assigns, the reversion 
of the manor of Hengsalgh and forest of Lowes in Tyndale, which 
manor and forest Katherine de Beaumond countess of Attholl holds 
for Hfe, and the said vicar has the reversion of the grant of David 
de Strabolgi earl of Attholl. Dated London, 1 July 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 October. 

Writing of Katherine de Beumond countess of Atthell, being an 
attornment to Sir John de Wysebech vicar of Sellyng for the manor 
of Hengsalagh and forest of Lowes in Tyndale, which she holds for 
life by grant of her son David Strabolgy earl of Atthell, with rever- 
sion to the said vicar. Dated at her manor of Braborne in Kent, 
1 June 34 Edward III. Witnesses : John Pound, John Kanteys, 
John Lesson, John Tanner, Stephen Andreu, Stephen Carpenter, 
John Bisshop. French. 

Writing of Katherine de Beaumond countess of Athell, being an 
attornment to William del Strothre for the manor of Hengsalgh and 
forest of Lowes in Tyndale, which she holds for life by grant of Sir 
John de Wysbech vicar of Sellyng, with reversion to WilUam. 
Dated at her manor of Braburne, 5 July 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 5 
November. 



Membrane 9<i. 

Writing of Simon son of Walter de Wodeham of Surrey, being a 
quitclaim with warranty to Nicholas de Loveyne knight and Margaret 
his wife, their heirs and assigns, of the manors of Staunton St. John, 
Barton, Lageham and Muryden, and of all other lands in Oxfordshire 
and Surrey which were of Roger de Sancto Johanne of Lageham 
knight and of Katherine who was wife of John de Sancto Johanne 
of Lageham knight, father of Roger. Dated Westminster, 26 Novem- 
ber 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 1 December. 



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Writing of Simon son of Walter de Wodeham of Surrey, being a 
quitclaim with warranty to Peter de Hoo, Richard de Chuderlegh and 
WiUiam de Madele chaplains of the manor of Lageham and all lands 
in the parish of Wolkestede. Dated Westminster, 26 November 
34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 December. 

Writing of Henry son of Henry de la Felde, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to WiUiam de Sengelton and Ehzabeth his wife, the heirs 
and assigns of Wilham, of the manors, lands, rents and services some- 
time of Rose de la Felde in Sussex, namely the manors of la Felde 
and Hene, and all lands rents and services which were hers in Goryng, 
Terryng, Duryngton, Bradewatre, Whassyngton and Asshyngton, 
Rotyngdon and Hekyngton, all which are parcel of the manor of 
la Felde. Witnesses : John Aubrey, John Pecche, WiUiam Essex, 
John de la Pane trie, Robert atte Strode citizens of London, Richard 
atte See, John de Clothale, John Mundham, John atte Hame of 
Sussex. Dated London, Monday the feast of St. Clement 34 Edward 
III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 December. 

Nov. 8. HameUn Matham to Alan Everard citizen and mercer of London. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 24L, to be levied in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Surrey. 

Richard de Stafford knight the elder to Thomas Foges knight. 
Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied etc. in Staffordshire. 

Charter of John de Grey of Rotherfeld knight, giving to Master 
Robert de Stokes and Richard de Mitford clerks, their heirs and 
assigns, the advowson of the church of Oxeburgh co, Norfolk, with 
warranty of the patronage thereof. Witnesses : Sir John Giffard, 
Sir Ralph de Grey, Sir Hugh de Berewyke knights, Ralph Restwold, 
John de Dyngley. Dated London, 2 November 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 November. 

Nov. 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, 
Westminster, to cause proclamation to be made that no merchant, native or alien, 
or other whatsoever, on pain of forfeiture thereof, shaU take corn 
or malt out of England without the king's special order, and to cause 
all corn or malt which they may find after the proclamation laded 
' in ships, boats or other vessels fit to cross the sea to be arrested 
as forfeit, and answer to be made for it to the king, certifying him 
under seal in chancery from time to time as weU of the owners' names, 
the description and value of such corn and malt, as of the ships in which 
it is laded ; as there is great and increasing dearness of corn in 
the realm as well because of the export thereof as of the bad season 
and the scanty crop of last year. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.'] 

The Uke to the sheriff of Northumberland and ten other sheriffs, 
the mayor and baiUffs of Newcastle upon Tyne and of eleven other 
places, the bailiffs of Hertilpole and of 29 other towns, and to tlie 
constable of Dovoire castle and warden of the Cinque Ports or hia 
Ueutenant. 

{Ihid.'\ 



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Nov. 10. Tliomas Draper of Maydcstonc to Richard de Daventrc clork. 
Westininstor. Recojiuisaiico for UM., to be levied, in default of payment, of hia lands 
and rhattels in Kent. 

Oof. 20. VVillianr lieaufilz the king's watchman, for good service, is sent to 

Westminster, the prior of Dovre, to receive such maintenance of that house for 

life as John le (rraunt deceased had there. By p.s. [24933.1 

Writing of brotlier John Pavely, prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in Kngland, and liis fellows the brethren of that house, 
being a quitclaim, by consent of their whole chapter, to Sir John de 
Grey of Rotherfeld knight and his heiis of the manor of Shobynton 
CO. Bucks. Witnesses : Sir Fulk de Burmyncham, Sir Ralph de 
Grey, Sir John GifTard of Twyford and William Croyser knights, 
Ralph RestMolde, John de Dyngele. Dated Clorkenwell {apud 
Fontem dericormn) by London, in the chapter house, 4 November 
34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery by the prior, 5 
November. 

Nov. 5. John de Grey of Rutherfeld knight to the prior of the Hospital of 

Westminster. St. John of Jerusalem in England. Recognisance for 400 marks, 
payable at Easter 1362 ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Yorkshire, 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Indenture made between John Pavely, prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England, and Sir John Grey of Rutherfeld knight, 
being a defeasance by the prior, by assent of his brethren, of the 
foregoing recognisance, upon condition that, after the appropriation 
by Sir John, his heirs or his friends, of the church of Oxeburgh in 
the diocese of Norwich to the prior or his successors, according to 
indentures made bet\\'een the parties, the prior shall not within one 
year show evidence whereby it may appear without fraud to the 
counsel of the parties that the advowson of Oxeburgh was entailed 
or impeachable before the date hereof whereby it might be by true 
action recovered, or the appropriation thereof avoided by quare 
impedit or other action against the prior or his successors, the claim 
of William Rotour or his heirs, assured by other covenants between 
the parties, and the dower of Maud wife of Sir John excepted ; and 
covenant that if after the death of Sir John, notwithstandinsr the 
fine thereby Sir John and Maud render the said advowson to the 
prior and his successors, which fine shall by them be pleaded in bar, 
Maud shall recover her dower thereof by judgment, the recognisance 
shall remain in force. Dated London, 6 November 34 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 6 November. 

Nov. 5. John de Grey of Rutherfeld knight to the prior of the Hospital 

Westminster, of St. John of Jerusalem in England. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Buckinghamshire. 

Brother John Pavely prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England to John de Grey of Rutherfeld knight. Recog- 



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nisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Buckinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture made between John Pavely prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England, by assent of his brethren, and Sir 
John de Grey of Rutherfeld, witnessing that, whereas the parties are 
severally bound by the two last recognisances, the prior grants that, 
if Sir John at his own cost between this date and Martinmas in the 
year ensuing, or within one quarter of a year after, shall appropriate 
to the prior and his brethren and to their church of St. John 
the church of Oxeburgh in the diocese of Norwich of the 
patronage and heritage of Sir John, the advowson whereof Sir John 
and Maud his wife, by fine levied in the king's court 
by his licence and that of all other overlords, shall give to 
the prior and his successors wdth a clause of warranty, to hold 
of Sir John and his heirs for ever, and between this and Easter next 
shall cause Wilham Rotour to give and release to Sir John and his 
wife all his claim in the advowson or patronage of the said church, 
the recognisance to the prior made by Sir John shall be void ; and 
Sir John grants that if the prior at Sir John's cost within one year 
and a half shall, upon one month's warning at Clerkenewelle, make to him 
and his heirs for ever such assurance as they shall appoint of the 
manor of Shobyndon co. Bucks, to hold of the prior and his successors, 
so that they be not bound to warranty and no issue arise whereby 
the prior may be imprisoned, the recognisance to Sir John made by 
the prior shall be likewise void ; and moreover as well the prior for 
himself and his successors as Sir John for himself and his heirs grant 
that, so soon as the premises shall be performed on either side, the 
recognisances on either side shall be withdrawn and cancelled. Dated 
London, 6 November 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 6 November. 

Nov. 12. William de ChirchehuU parson of Eselyngg in the diocese of Can- 
Westminster, terbury to Richard de Ravenser clerk. Recognisance for 20Z., to be 
levied ,^ in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in Kent. 

Writing of Richard Rotour vicar of Bryneston, being a quitclaim 
to John de Pokelyngton clerk of all actions for 100/. in which John 
was bound to him. Dated liondon, 12 November 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 November. 

Nov. 18. Ralph de Walsham to Robert de Geddynge knight. Recognisance 
Westminster, for lOOZ., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Suffolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

W'riting of Lawrence de Pabenham knight giving to Master Richard 
de Plessys clerk, Sir Robert Druel parson of Retyngdon and Sir Roger 
de Barneburgh parson of Smalbergh, their heirs and assigns, a yearly 
rent of 20 marks to be taken at Michaelmas of all his lands in Offord 
Daneys co. Huntyngdon, binding himself, his heirs, executors and 
all his lands for payment thereof, with power of distraint if the same 
shall be in arrear ; Simon Dolsely being mayor of London, Simon 
de Benynton and John de Chicbestre sheriffs, and John Malewayn 



34 EDWARD 111. 



141 



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aldeiman of the ward. Witnesses : Thomas Morioe, William do 
Iford, John Doyncs, John do Cantebrigj^ti, Kalph do Cantobriggo, 
John do Horrow afdestoke, Henry do Ware, Thomas Avereye and 
John de Khnoswcdl. Dated London, Monday after the Assumption 
34 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 November. 

Nov. 21. William de Motham of Yorksliirc to Richard de Whitbric. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 50/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the said county. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane Id. 

Nov. 30. John Raleigh of Nettelcombe knight to Guy de Bryen knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 400Z. payable by instalments, to be levied etc. in 
Somerset. 



Nicholas de Loveyne knight to Simon son of Walter de Wodeham. 
Recognisance for 100/., to be levied etc. in Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture made between Nicholas de Loveyne knight and Simon 
son of W^alter de Wodeham of Surrey, being a defeasance of the fore- 
going recognisance, upon condition that Sir Nicholas and his heirs 
give to Simon the ward and marriage of an heir female whose heritage 
shall not exceed the value of 20 marks a year, whensoever such ward 
shall next fall of right to Sir Nicholas by reason of his lordship, in case 
Simon be then living and will demand the said heir and take her to wife ; 
that Sir Nicholas and his heirs shall in their lodging find Simon food, 
drink and clothing during his Ufe as a servant in the estate of gen- 
tleman for the time he shall be there in person or in their service 
elsewhere in suitable manner as shall be found for one of his best 
esquires being, dwelling and serving therein, the children of Sir Nicholas 
and of his heirs excepted, for his service to be done in manner following. 
Grant by Simon that he will well and truly serve Sir Nicholas and 
his heirs all his life to his power and knowledge in the office of esquire 
in their lodging and elsewhere in England at their pleasure, doing 
their commandments at their costs in all things permissible and 
honourable to be done by an esquire ; he will sue at their costs against 
any other persons whatsoever at their pleasure to recover all lands, 
rents and services, of the possession whereof he and they are ousted, 
if it shall seem to them that the same may be by him recovered by the 
law, and will not release his right therein to any man without their 
assent, and whensoever the same shall be recovered, he will grant 
them to Sir Nicholas and his heirs, who has the remainder of the 
heritage of Sir John de Lagham {sic), by all such assurance as their 
counsel shall appoint ; he will cause Sir Nicholas to have true letters 
of any bishop and notarial instruments testifying that the mother of the 
said Simon was the legitimate daughter {fille mulier) begotten between 
Thomas Seint John and his wife ; and if he fail in the service aforesaid, 
provided it be not by sickness, by engagement in his own business 
from which he may no wise be excused, or other reasonable cause, 
or if he fail to sue as aforesaid upon warning of Sir Nicholas, make 
a release or other estate without the assent of Sir Nicholas, or fail to 



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assure an estate to Sir Nicholas, or to cause him to have such letter 
or instrument touching the person of his mother as aforesaid, the 
recognisance shall be void. Dated Southwerk, 1 December 34 Edward 
III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 1 December. 

Writing of William Brun knight, granting to Richard atte Seler 
and John Maryns citizens of London and to their assigns a yearly 
rent of 20L to be taken of his whole manor of Bekenham co. Kent 
and of all other his lands there at Easter and Michaelmas by even 
portions, with power of distraint if the same be in arrear ; and 
William has paid M. down in name of seisin. Dated London, 28 
November 34 Edward III. 

Writing of William Brun knight, granting similarly to Richard atte 
Seler and John Maryns and to their assigns a yearly rent of 40/. to 
be taken of his whole manor of Southwokyndon co. Essex and of all 
other his lands there. Dated {as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 30 
November. 

Indenture, made at London 1 December 34 Edward III, between 
Sir Wilham de Brun knight and Dame Alice his wife of the one part 
and Richard atte Seler and John Maryns citizens of London of the 
other part, witnessing that Sir William and Dame Alice have granted 
and to farm let to Richard and John and to their assigns the manor 
of Southwokyndon and all other their lands in Southwokyndon co. 
Essex for fifteen years, rendering 60 marks a year in the church of 
Southwokyndon within the quinzaine of Michaelmas and the quin- 
zaine of Easter by even portions, and at the end of that 
term Richard and John shall leave the houses \\'ithin the 
close of the said manor in good repair against wind and rain ; 
and Wilham grants that Richard and John and their assigns 
may cut, lop and carry timber, wood and brushwood as 
much as they please in all his woods in Bekenham co. Kent when 
they please during all tliat term for all expenses to be made in regard 
to houses, mills, palings, bridges, hays, dikes and enclosures what- 
soever in the manor and lands aforesaid and for fuel therein, and 
shaU have ingress and egress in the said woods for that purpose, and 
that all costs incurred by them thereupon from Michaelmas next 
for one whole year shall be allowed them in their payments ; WiUiara 
and Alice will warrant them the premises during the term aforesaid ; 
they will not sell, aUen nor charge the same or any parcel thereof to 
any person during that term, and if Richard and John suffer dis- 
traint by reason of any annuity or charge or for any service in arrear 
Sir W^illiam will within six weeks return the same and make full resti- 
tution for their damages and costs ; he will not oust, impeach, damage 
or disturb them of their bargain ; and whereas by his writing he has 
granted them a yearly rent of 40Z. in the said manor and an annuity 
of 20/. in his manor of Bekenham, Richard and John grant that, if 
Sir Wilham perform the covenants in this indentured contained, those 
annuities shall be void. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 1 December. 



34 EDWARD 111. 143 

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Nov. 19. John Longeham of Derham by Shipcdliam to William de Tyryngton 
Westminster, clerk. RecogJiiaance for 10/., to be lovied, in default of [)avnient, of 
his lands and chattels in Norfolk. 

John de Grey of Retherfeld knight appoints William de Shiltwode 

clerk and Thomas de Dulfeld clerk his attorneys to sue the execution 

of a recognisance for 1,000 marks made by Richard Rotier vicar of 
Brinyston, to receive the money, give ac(iuittance, and cause the 
recognisance to be cancelled. 



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Nov. 20. John Colepeper to Alice who was wife of Simon de Acchingham. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Kent. 

Charter of John Polkyn of London, giving and warranting to Hugh 
de Wychingham citizen and merchant of that city, his heirs and 
assigns, his tenement with two shops situate in the parish of All Hallows 
Berkyngcherche London, between the tenement of Robert Schirwode 
(late of WilHam Malewayn) on the south and that of Richard Turk 
on the north, and between Syuethenlane on the east and the high 
street on the west ; John Wroth being mayor of London, Walter de 
Berneye and John Deynes sheriffs, Thomas Perle alderman of the 
ward. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Cokfeld knight, Henry de Briselee, 
John Druet, Thomas de Cressyngham, Robert de York, William de 
Asshford. Dated London, Wednesday the feast of St. Martin 
34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 22 November, 

Charter indented of John Polkyn of London, giving and warranting 
to Thomas de Cokfeld knight and Alice his wife his tenement with 
garden adjoining situate in the parish of All Hallows Berkyngcherche 
London, between the tenement of Robert de Schirwode (sometime of 
William Malewayn) on the north, that of John Druet barber on the 
south and the street called Marcelane on the west, also all his tene- 
ments of the holding of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's church 
situate and built in the said parish between the tenement of John de 
Schirborne on the north, that of John Wynchecombe (late of Adam 
Gille butcher) on the south and Seuethenlane on the west, to hold 
for their lives and to their heirs and assigns for two years after the 
decease of the longest liver, rendering j'early one rose at Midsummer 
and performing the rents and services to the chief lords due and accus- 
tomed ; John Wroth being mayor of London, John Deynes and Walter 
Berneye sheriffs, Thomas Perle alderman of the ward. Witnesses : Henry 
de Bruselee, John de Bedeford, Thomas de Cressyngham, Robert de 
York, John Druet, WiUiam de Assheford. Dated London, 18 Novem- 
ber 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Polkyn, 22 Novr;mber. 

Writing of Henry Smelte of Carleton, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Margaret Smelte of Carleton, her heirs and assigns, of 
aU lands which were of Robert Talbot chaplain in the towns of HethuU, 
Carleton and Brakene. Dated London, Friday in Easter week 34 
Edward III. 

Writing of Henry Smelte of Est Carleton, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to John de Carleton and his heirs of all lands which were 



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sometime of John son of John de Thweyt in the towns of HethuU, 
Carleton, Brakene, Swerdeston, Mulkeberton, Flordou, Nelond and 
Wrenyngham. Dated London, Friday in Easter week 34 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the two foregoing writings, 
23 November. 

Writing of Wilham Howes chaplain, executor of John de Drayton 
citizen and tailor of London, beina a release to Nicholas de Morewode 
of Rutland and William de Morewode of all actions he might have 
against them for debt, account, trespass or contract made between 
them and the testator or himself. Dated London, the parish of St. 
Sepulchre within Newegate, Tuesday before St. Martin 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 November. 

Nov. 23. Robert Smyth of Shodyngton to William Roger, John Coumbe 
Westminster, and Edmund Gisseburn. Recognisance for 201., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

William Roger, John Coumbe and Edmund Gisseburn to William 
de Hatton. Recognisance for 201., to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Nov. 24. John Aylmer to John de Carleton. Recognisance for 30Z., to be 
Westminster, levied, etc. in Norfolk. 

John de Carleton to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recognisance 
for 24:1. 16s., to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 26. Roger Gerveys and Richard de Belelond to John de Moresfunte. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 80L, to be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 12. To the sheriff of liincoln. Order to stay until further order the 
Westminster, taking of the body of Ralph Paynel by reason of his entertaining John 
Courcy and John de Scotton indicted concerning the death of Roger 
de Keleby, or of his indictment touching that offence before the sheriff 
in his Michaelmas turn ; as Ralph has surrendered himself to the king's 
prison in the king's own presence, offering to stand to right con- 
cerning the same, and the king has admitted him thereto. 

By K., on the information of John de Buk[yngham]. 

Nov. 27. Thomas de Daneby to William bishop of Winchester the chan- 
Westminster. cellor and Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recognisance for 40Z. 
payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was made as security for 
payment of 201. in which Thomas is bound to the king for lands in 
Yafford and elsewhere in Yorkshire to him forfeit, which the king 
has given to Thomas and Geoffrey de Hamby. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard. 

John de Londe to William bishop of Winchester the chancellor 
and Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recognisance for 16^, to be levied 
etc. in Yorkshire. 



34 KinVAlll) III. 



145 



f 



]^3(')Q, Membrane Gd — cant. 

Memorandum that this rcoognisanco was made as security for 
payment of HI. in wliich the said John de Lound is bound to the king 
for lands in Thorneton in the Benes and elsewhere in Yorkshire to 
him forfeit, which the king has given to John. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard. 

Roger do Wyderyngton to William bishop of Winchester the 
chancellor and Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recognisance for 40/., 
to be levied etc. in Northumberland. 

Memorandxim that this recognisance was made as security for pay- 
ment of 20/., of which William de Heselrig is bound to pay 10/. for 
lands in Woteslade South, and Robert de Herle 10/. for other lands 
in Westherle and elsewhere in Northumberland forfeit to the king, 
and by him given to William and Robert. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard. 

Nov. 10. William de Talemache knight to Richard de Ravenesere clerk 
Westminster. Recognisance for 10 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex. 



Membrane 5d. 

Dec. 2. William de Sengleton and Elizabeth his wife to Henry atte Feld 

Westminster, of Slyndefold. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. in Sussex, 

Bond of Nicholas de Lovejme knight to Simon son of Walter de 
Wodeham of Surrey in 200 marks, payable in the church of St. 
Lawrence by Candelwykstret in London at the Purification next. 
Dated London, 28 November 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 1 December. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing bond, upon condition 
that Sir Nicholas de Loveyne, his heirs or executors, shall pay to 
Simon son of Walter de Wodeham or his attorney, his assigns or 
executors, in the church named at Candlemas next 50 marks, and at 
Whitsuntide following 50 marks. Dated London, 29 November 34 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 2 December. 

Nov. 30. To the justices of the Bench. Wliereas lately, at the suit of Philippa 
Westminster, who was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of [March, showing 
that by divers writs before them in the king's court she had craved 
in the name of her dower a third part of the manors of Chfford and 
Glasebury co. Hereford against Ralph Spigurnel knight, a third part 
of the manors of Henton and Neucastell in the same county against 
Roger de Mortuo Mari of Henton knight, a third part of 6 messuages, 
6 carucates of land, 100 acres of meadow, 40 acres of wood and 10 
marks of rent in Bradewardyn, Little Noke, Cowern, Colyngton and 
Hope in that county against Richard de la Bere knight, and a third 
part of the manors of Worthi Mortimer and Hamelhoke co. Suth- 
ampton against Thomas Spigurnel and Katherine his wife, and that 
the said defendants in their pleading had alleged that they severally 
held those tenements for their lives by gift of the said late earl, 
of the heritage of Edmund his son and heir a minor in the king's 
wardship, and vouched the heir to Avarranty, wherefore the justices 

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deferred to proceed in those pleas, the king many times ordered them 
by divers writs to proceed and do justice to the parties, or to show 
cause to the contrary ; and the justices certified in chancery that the 
said tenants had vouched the heir as aforesaid, and that they could 
not proceed by virtue of those writs for that in them no mention is 
made save that the body of the heir is in the king's wardship, nor are 
they assured whether the said warranty is tried before the king, nor 
whether the heir be bound to warrant or no ; and because upon 
examination of the business it seems to the council that the heir is 
bound to warrant the said Ralph, and for sure causes them moving 
they are in doubt whether the licence produced concerning the said 
lands, being held of the king, which the said Thomas and Katherine 
acquired of the said earl, ought to be valid or no, and action of dower 
against them ought not therefore to be delayed, but Phihppa ought 
to recover and Thomas and Katherine sue thereupon before the king, 
and Philippa confessed before the council that she would not at that 
time sue against Roger de Mortuo Mari of Henton and Richard de 
la Bere, saving her right when she would sue, and the king is assured 
that as well the body of the heir as the lands of his heritage are in the 
king's wardship : order to proceed in the pleas pending against the 
said Ralph, Thomas and Katherine, their said certificate or the alle- 
gations above recited notwithstanding. 

Writing of William de Sengleton of Midhurst co. Sussex and 
Elizabeth his wife giving and warranting to Henry de la Felde of the 
parish of Slindefelde 10 marks yearly free and quit rent for his life, 
to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of all the 
lands they have in the towns of Hene and Goringg co. Sussex, binding 
for payment thereof themselves, their heirs and executors, and 
their goods moveable and immovable, with power of distraint if the 
rent be in arrear. Witnesses : John Aubrey, William de Essex, Nicholas 
Chaucer, Roger de Balton, John Pentrie, Robert de Strode. Dated 
London, 2 December 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery by William and 
Elizabeth, 2 December. 

Dec. 4. Thomas la Zouche to Edmund de Arundell knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 64 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Gloucestershire. 

Nov. 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. Thomas Gobioun of Leyndon to have the respite which the king, of 
his favour, has given him until Michaelmas next, for the lOZ. at which 
for certain alleged excesses he was lately amerced before the justices 
in Essex appointed to inquire concerning craftsmen and servants, 
and which are current in demand against him by summons of the 
exchequer, releasing any distraint made. By C. 

Dec. 5. Richard de Spayne, parson of Asshe in the diocese of London, to 

Windsor. Cicely who was wiie of Ralph de Spaigne and Nicholas de ThornehuU 
clerk. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 

Dec. 9. Simon Seintlys to Nicholas Dammory knight. Recognisance for 

Windsor. 100/., to be levied, in default of pa;sTnent, of his lands and chattels in 
Buckinghamshire . 



34 EDWARD III. 



147 



1300. 



MemJyrane Txl — co)it. 



Dec. 11. 

Woodstock. 



Dec. 13. 

Windsor. 



William do Forrariis of Gioby knight to Nicholas Dammory knight, 
John do Lonno, Henry Motelot, Peter do Ereswell, William de Manton. 
Robert Marcsc^hal and John Bataille, executors of Elizabeth de Burgo 
lady of Clare. Recognisance for 133/. 6s. 8c^., to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Robert and John Bataille. 

Robert Vynter of Maydenstan to David de Wolloure and Michael 
de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in 
Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by David. 

John Bardolf of Wormegeye knight to Nicholas Dammory knight, 
John de Lenne, Henry Motelot, Peter de Ereswell, William de Manton 
clerk, Robert Mareschal and John Bataille, executors of Elizabeth de 
Burgo lady of Clare. Recognisance for 66/. 13s. 4c/., to be levied 
etc. in Norfolk. 

Membrane 4i. 

Dec. 3. Agnes countess of Pembroke and Thomas Hakelut clerk to Ralph 

Westminster. Spigurnel knight, John de Bisshopeston clerk, John Laundels and 

John Gour, executors of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl of March. 

Joint and several recognisance for 1,066/. 135. 4rf., to be levied etc. 

in Herefordshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Bisshopeston. 

Nov. 20. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament 
Westminster, at Westminster on Sunday before the Conversion of St. Paul next, 
warning the prior and chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the 
archdeacons and clergy of the diocese to attend, the prior and arch- 
deacons in person, the chapter and clergy by proctors. By K. and C. 

[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv., p. 624.] 

The like to J. archbishop of York and to singular the bishops of 
England. 

[Ibid.] 

To the abbot of Westminster. The like summons. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to 23 other abbots, and to the prior of the Hospital'of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England. 

[Ibid.] 

To Edward prince of Wales. The like summons. 

[Ibid. p. 625.] 

The like to Henry duke of Lancaster, 11 earls, and 44 others. 

[Ibid.] 

To Wilham de ShareshuU. The like summons. By K. and C. 

[Ibid. p. 626.] 

The Uke to 12 others. 

[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire, 
two citizens of every city thereof, and two burgesses of every borough 
to be elected and attend the said parliament. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 
■ •' The like to singular the sheriffs of England. 

.'" ' ■ [Ibid.] 

P' ! The like to Henry duke of Lancastre or his representative. 

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To John de Bello Carapo of Warrewyk knight, constable ot Dovorre 
castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order 
to cause two barons of every port to be elected and attend. 

[Ibid.] ■ ^ By K. and C. 

1361. Membrane 3d. 

Charter of Nicholas de Drokenesford clerk, giving and warranting 
to WilUam de Edyndon bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, 
all the lands, rents and services which Nicholas had in the town of 
Odestoke. Witnesses : Robert Gereberd, John de Harnham, John 
Duyn, Thomas Trenchard, John Dounton. Dated Odestoke, 8 Janu- 
ary 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Farnham, 8 
January. 

Jan. 13. Thomas de Breouse and John his son knights to Edward Mountagu. 
Woodstock, Joint and several recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied, in default 

of payment, of their lands and chattels in Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Robert de Notingham one 

of the executors of the said Edward. 

Indenture made between Sir Edward Mountagu of the one part 
and Sir Thomas Breouse and Sir John his son of the other part, being 
a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that before 
the octaves of the Purification next Sir Thomas and his wife assure 
by fine to Sir John and to Dame Elizabeth daughter of Sir Edward and 
to the heirs male of their bodies an estate according to law in the 
manors of Tottebire co. Gloucester, Wyrthorp co. York and Imeworth 
with the half hundred of Emilbrigge co. Surrey by the king's licence at 
the costs of Sir Thomas, which manors Sir Thomas has undertaken to be 
of the value of 200 marks a year ; also that Sir Thomas or Sir John, 
their heirs or executors, shall pay at Bungaye to Sir Edward or his 
executors 2001. the day that Sir John shall take the said Elizabeth 
to wife, which shall be before the quinzaine of St. Hilary next, 200 
marks at Christmas then next ensuing, 200 marks at the Christmas 
following, and 100/. at the Christmas following ; and if for any cause 
the marriage shall not take place before the date above mentioned, 
the recognisance shall be of none effect. Sir Thomas and Sir John 
grant that all matters and covenants spoken or treated of between 
the countess marshal and them in regard to the marriage shall be 
discharged. Dated Bungaye, 15 January 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery by Thomas Breouse 
and John, 15 January. 

Writing of John son of Simon atte Holmes of the parish of la Rugge 
CO. Hertford, being a quitclaim with warranty to Joan who was wife 
of Andrew Aubrey citizen and pepperer of London, and to John 
Aubrey son of Andrew and Joan, their heirs and assigns, of the lands 
and rents, woods, meadows, pastures, feedings etc. which Joan and 
John hold in the parishes of la Rugge and Shenlee, sometime of 
John atte Holmes the elder, brother of Simon. Witnesses : Henry 
de Frowyk, John de Duresme, John de Someresham, Thomas de 
Frowyk, John Somery. Dated la Rugge, Wednesday the feast of St. 
Hilary 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 January. 



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13(51. Membrane 3d — cont. 

Jan. 15. Thomas de Browes knight to William bishop of VVinchostor. 

Woatininster. RecognisaiKic for 200^, to bo levied, in default of payment, of hia lands 
and chattels in Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

1360. Membrane 2d. 

Indenture of acquittance by William de Melcheborne to Nicholas 
Ploket citizen and mercer of London for all debts to him duo, 40L 
excepted, to be paid at Easter next ; and grant that, in case William 
shall not give Nicholas sufficient acquittance to discharge the landa 
which he has in Essex of the feoffment of William of all rent charges, 
other charges, recognisances and statutes merchant made before the date 
of that feoffment, Nicholas may retain the said 40/. until such acquittance 
be delivered him, and that if the same be not delivered him before 
Easter next, he will pay to Nicholas 8/. within the quinzaine of Easter, 
which sum he has received of Nicholas for the delivery thereof ; also 
release of all right of action in the premises, and of all action for debt, 
the said 40L excepted. Dated London, 18 December 34 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 18 December. 

Writing of Richard Salyng ' masoun ' and citizen of London, 
granting that Sir William de Mirfeld, Sir William de Sutton and Sir 
Roger de Bromleye, who have contented him for the residue of a 
debt for wliich Thomas de Sutton ' dighere,' citizen of London, is 
bound to him in QOl. by a recognisance lately made before John Pyel 
mayor of the staple of Westminster, deputed to receive recognisances 
of ^debts therein, and for his damages and costs, may have and hold 
to them and their assigns, according to the ordinance of the said 
staple, in the same manner as Richard has and holds them, one house, 
brevi^house and two shops which were of Thomas in the parish of St. 
Benet by Pouleswarf in the ward of Castle Baynard London (value 
60s. beyond reprise), one messuage there which Thomas held for a 
term of 50 years of the demise of the prior and convent of the hospital 
of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate in the suburb of London (value 
65. Sd.), five shops with gardens adjoining and one tenter for tenting 
woollen cloths with one garden adjoining in Sholane in the parish of 
St. Bride Fletstrete in the suburb of London which were of Thomas 
(value 2Qs. 8d.), which premises, together with goods and chattels to 
the value of IO65. as by an appraisement and extents thereof made 
and returned into chancery appears, are by a process in chancery 
delivered to Richard for the sum aforesaid to hold, the goods and 
chattels in part payment, and the tenements above mentioned until 
he be contented of the residue together with his damages and costs ; 
granting also to WiUiara, William and Roger the same estate which 
he has in the premises until they be so contented of 54/. 14^. the said 
residue, damages and costs. Dated London, 8 December 34 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 December. 

Dec. 23. Hugh de Malgrave to Robert de Brampton clerk. Recognisance 

Woodstock, for 20/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Essex. 



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1361. 
Jan. 4. 

Woodstock, 



1360i Membrane 2d — cont. 

Brother John prior of St. Bartholomew Smethefeld London, Ifor 
himself and convent, to Thomas Fraunceis citizen of London. Recog- 
nisance for 493L 6s. ^d., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Middlesex. 

Thomas de Uvedale knight to John Mayu the king's Serjeant at arms. 
Recognisance for lOOZ., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Cicely late wife and 
executrix of John. 

Jan. 18. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, until Michaelmas next the demand they are making by summons of 
the exchequer upon Robert de Burton clerk for all sums of money 
whatsoever current in demand against him, as of prests and receipts 
by reason of foreign accounts, for the time that he was receiver of 
the issues of lands reserved to the king's chamber, that the king may 
meanwhile be informed touching the particulars of allowances claimed 
by the said Robert. By C. 

Jan. 16. To John son of John de Cobham knight, John son of Ralph de Cobham 

Westminster, knight, Richard de Burton, Thomas de Lodelowe, Thomas Moryce 
Simon de Kegworth and Robert de Bykenore. Order to stay alto- 
gether the execution of letters patent appointing them, six, five, four, 
three and two of them, to survey the breach of a bank or wall of the 
river Thames near Stone co. Kent, and to fulfil other matters therein 
contained, and likewise the execution of any process taken by virtue 
thereof ; as for sure causes the king has revoked the same. By C" 



* Membrance Id. is blank. 



I ir.i ; 



85 EDVVAKi) Jll 



18()1. Membrane 46. 

Vch. 18. To Henry duke of Lancaster. Writ de intendendo for the services 

Westminster, duc for liis lands in the town of Sliepeleye to Henry, son and lieir 
of Henry de Percy deceased, to whom the king on 19 February in the 
9th year of the reign by letters patent gave the homage and service of 
Henry earl of Lancaster, the duke's father, for tlie tenements aforesaid, 
among other fees in Northumberland which were of Patrick de Dunbar 
earl of March, an enemy and rebel, and came to the king's hands by 
his forfeiture, to hold to Henry de Percy and to his heirs. 
Et erat patens. 



Feb. 8. To the collectors in the port of London of the custom as well of 

Westminster, woollen cloth as of cloths and beds of ' worstede ' and of 3d. in the 
pound. Whereas, for certain liberties and (j[uittances granted to the 
merchants of the realm of Almain by cliarter of Edward I, confirmed 
by the king, those merchants granted the said king and his heirs 2s. 
of every scarlet and cloth dyed in grain, I8d. of every cloth wherein 
part was of grain intermingled, 12d. of every other without grain, and 
of avoirdupois and other merchandise which could not easily be set 
at a fixed custom 3d. of every pound silver of estimated value upon 
entry, and likewise 3d. a pound upon export, over and above the ancient 
customs theretofore given, and the said king granted that no demand, 
prise, prest or charge should be laid upon the persons or goods of 
those merchants contrary to the charter, and likewise made order 
that they should not lose these Uberties or any of them for any liberty 
whatsoever that he or his heirs should thereafter grant ; and whereas 
Edward II. by charter, likewise confirmed by the king, granted to 
the said merchants, to wit those who have a house in the city of London 
commonly called the Guildhall of the Teutons, that they and their 
successors should be maintained and preserved in all hberties and 
free customs which they enjoyed in their own or their forefathers' 
time, and that no new custom should be laid upon them and their 
goods ; and whereas by complaint of the said merchants the king has 
heard that the collectors, by virtue of an order newly made by the 
king and council touching the levy of a new custom from aliens, 
and of the king's commission to them addressed thereupon, are demand- 
ing of the said merchants the new custom over and above the old 
customs in the said charters expressed and by them heretofore used, 
namely 3s. 6d. of every cloth of scarlet and of other cloth of whole 
grain, a moiety of that custom of every cloth of half grain or wherein 
part was of grain intermingled, 2ld. of every other cloth of assize, 
and of every cloth greater or less than a cloth of assize at the same 
rate, l^d. of one whole cloth of ' worstede,' 7^d. of one single bed of 
' worstede,' and 13hd. of one double bed of ' worstede,' and are causing 
them to be distrained and disturbed in manifold ways, contrary to 
the said charters, whereupon they have prayed the king for remedy ; 
because by inspection of certificates by the treasurer and the barons 
of the exchequer made and sent into chancery by the king's com- 
mand it is found that the said merchants, as well in the times of the 
said kings as in his own, have paid and used to pay for cloths of 
England exported dd. in the pound, and it is not found that they 



152 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 46 — cont. 

were charged with other customs for such cloths : order, in con- 
sideration of services by them rendered in the king's wars and else- 
where, of aids ofttimes granted in time of his need, and of the 
readiness found in them beyond other ahen merchants in the king's 
business, to take of the said merchants of Almain upon export or 
import the customs in the charters above specified and M. in the 
pound of strait cloths, pieces of cloth which are not whole cloths of 
assize, cloths and beds of ' worstede, ' avoirdupois and other small 
wares over and above the ancient customs paid before the making of 
the said charters, and to suffer their cloths, pieces of cloth and 
beds aforesaid to be imported and exported quit of the said new 
customs, the said order and commission to the contrary notwith- 
standing. By K. and C. 
The like to the collectors in the following ports : 

Newcastle upon Tyne, Sandewich, 

Boston, Suthampton, 

Great Jernemuth, Lenne. 

Kyngeston upon Hull, 

Jan. 30. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Notjmghamshire. Order to 

Westminster, cause John son and heir of Thomas de Bekeryng tenant in chief to 
have seisin of the lands whereof his father was seised at his death 
in his demesne as of fee ; as John has proved his age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty for the lands 
which his father held in chief. 

To William de Nessefeld escheator in Northumberland. Like order, 
aslthe said John has proved his aged before PhiHp de Lutteleye. 
The Hke to WiUiam de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. 

Membrane 45. 
Feb. 10. To Roger de WoLfreton escheator in Essex and Suffolk. Order 

Westminster, to dcHver in dower to Maud who was wife of John de Veer earl of Oxford 
tenant in chief so many of the fees and parts of fees of her late hus- 
band to her assigned by the king, by assent of Thomas de Veer son 
and heir of the said earl, as are in his bailiwick, namely of one knight's 
fee in Hengham Sibill co. Essex now held by the heirs of John de 
Graveshale (extended at 100s.), one knight's fee in Mapiltrested held 
by John Hundrecombre (at 100s.), three quarters of one knight's 
fee in Hengham Sibill and Topesfeld held by Bartholomew Burgherssh 
(at 75s.), one knight's fee in Yerdele held by John Benge and the 
heirs of John de Yerdele (at 100s.), one knight's fee in Thunderle held 
by the abbot of Walden and Wilham Dale (at 100s.), one knight's fee 
in Aldham and Feryngg held by Robert de Teye (at 100s.), the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Pebenerssh held by John Fitz Rauf (at 
25s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Hersham held by James Lacy 
(at 50s.), the fourth part of one knight's fee in Bumsted held by the 
heirs of Walter son of Alan (at 50s.), one knight's fee in Raynes held 
by John Oxeneye, John Naylyngherst, the prior of Dunmowe and 
William atte Park (at 100s.), one fee and the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Finchingfeld held by Simon de Sneterle (at 11. 10s.), one knight's 
fee in Wylynghale held by Thomas de Grev knight (at 100s.), one 
knight's fee in Finchingfeld held by Richard Clovylle (at 100s.), two 
knights' fees in Hemsted held by William Langham at (10^.), the 
fourth part of one knight's fee in Brithlyngesbregg held by Peter 
Perpound (at 255.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Rade^vynter 



.'W KDWARl) III. 163 



13(51. Membrane 45 — cont. 

held by Andrew do Bures (at 50.9.), one knight's fee in Ramesoyo liold 
by Walter do Koydon (at lOO.s.), the fourth part of one knight'.s foe 
in Gosfold held by William do Lyston (at 25.s.), the fourth part of 
one knight's fee in the same town held by Thomas Hodyng (at 25.9,), 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Coppowold hold by Thomas Lam- 
borne (at 506'.), one knight's fee in Peryngg hold by Humphrey do 
Parsted (at lOOs.), one knight's fee in Podesothe held by the heirs of 
Hugh do Chaunsceux (at lOO.f.), all in the same county, two knights' 
fees in Burgato co. Suffolk held by the lady of Burgate (at 10^), one 
fee and the moiotv of one knight's fee in Waldvngfeld hold bv 
Thomas Boteler (at 150s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Little Waldyngfeld hold by John Chiverston (at 505.), the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Redo hold by Thomas do Saxham (at 505.), the 
moiety of one knight's fee in the same town held by Nicholas Pycard 
(at 50s.), one knight's fee in Lyvermere hold by John de Thelwetham 
(at 100s.), one knight's foe in the same town held by Robert de Lyvere- 
mere (at 100s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Somerton hold by 
John de Bourgh (at 50s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Dounham 
held by John de Shardolowo (at 50s.), the moiety of one knight's fee 
in the same town hold by Nicholas de Merseye (at 50s.), the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Truttonethorp held by John atte Castol 
(at 50s.), two knights' fees in Donham held by the heirs of John de 
Say (at 10/.), all in Suffolk, one knight's fee in Hildorsham co. Cam- 
bridge held by Robert do Bustolere (at 40s.), one fee and the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Little Wilbram hold in dower by Dame Chaum- 
breleyn (at 100s.), the moiety of one knight's foe in Horseth hold 
by PhiUp de Lymbury knight (at 40s.), the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Westhoo by Campes held by John de Sauston (at lOs.), one 
fee and the moiety of one knight's fee in Landebech held by Hugh 
de Bray (at 100s.), two knights' fees in Wykham hold by Thomas 
Sewale (at 100s.), one knight's foe in Borewello held by Thomas de 
Mussynden (at 100s.), one knight's fee in Landewath held by John de 
Landewath (at 100s.), one fee and the fourth part of one knight's foe 
in Asshodon held by Robert Palmere and parceners (at 100s.), and 
two knights' fees in Wykham held by Thomas del Hay (extended at 
100s.), all in Cambridgeshire. 

To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order 
in regard to one knight's fee in Hildorsham hold by Robert do 
Bustolere knight, and the other fees in that county specified above. 

To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Like order in regard 
to the advowsons of churches and priories assigned in dower to the 
said Maud of those which were of the said late earl of Oxford, namely the 
advowsons of the priory of Hatfold co. Essex (extended at 40 marks), 
of the priory of Colno in the said county (at 20/.), of the church of 
Dodyngherst in the same county (at 10 marks), and of the church of 
Wykham co. Cambridge (at 15s.). 

To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order 
in regard to the advowson of the church of Wykham. 

April 15. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the purparty of the manor of Great Thrillowe 



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Membrane 45 — cont. 



falling to Elizabeth, sister of Roger son and heir of Gilbert Pecche, 
delivering up the issues thereof from the time of Roger's death, and 
suflFering that purparty to be at the disposal of the executors of John 
de Insula of Rougemont deceased, or others to whom the wardship 
thereof pertains by virtue of the king's commission to the said John, 
by letters patent of 24 August in the 23rd year of the reign, granting 
him the wardship of aU the lands of Gilbert Pecche tenant in chief, in 
the king's hand by reason of the nonage of the heir, together with the 
marriage of the heir, and that if the heir should die before he should 
come to age and not be by him married, John should have the 
same wardship and the marriage of his heir, and so from heir 
to heir until one of them should come to lawful age and 
he should obtain the advantage of his marriage ; as on the 
finding of an inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Roger 
died within age in the king's wardship, that the said manor, held of 
the king as of the honour of Boulogne by knight service, came to the 
king's hands by the death of Gilbert and by reason of the nonage 
of Roger, that Katherine and EHzabeth sisters of Roger are his next 
heirs, and that Katherine is of full age and Elizabeth within age, the 
king ordered the escheator to make a partition of the same manor, 
and to cause Katherine, whose homage he has for sure causes respited 
to a set time, to have seisin of her purparty as the elder siste-r. 

Membrane 44. 

Feb. 19. To William de Fililode escheator in Northamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, to take security of John de Stretton, cousin and heir of Thomas Byfle 
deceased, for payment of his relief at the exchequer, and to deliver 
to him one messuage and three quarters of a messuage, and one carucate 
and three quarters of a carucate of land in Houghton, taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Thomas ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held 
no lands in that county in chief, but held the premises of the heir of 
Lawrence de Hastyngges earl of Pembroke tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, by the service of the twentieth part 
of one knight's fee, and that John is his next heir and of full age ; 
and the king has taken the fealty of John. 
Vacated because on the Fine Roll. 



Feb. 3. To John de Estbury, steward and representative in the Isle of 

Westminster. Wight of Isabel the king's daughter. Whereas lately at the suit of 
the abbot of Quarr, showing that Robert son of Robert de Sorewell, 
sometime lord of the manor of Sorewell, by charter (produced in 
chancery) gave to the church of St. Mary Quarr and to the monks 
there and to their successors all the land which lay at pasture in his 
then lordship of Rugerigge, extending from the dike of Brian {fossato 
Brienii) towards the east along the road leading to Carisbrook {Burgum) 
to the great dike which is the division between the land of Rugerigge 
and the then earl's land of Bouecombe descending towards Sloucumbe, 
that all and singular his predecessors abbots of that place from the 
date thereof, time out of mind, by virtue of that gift, were peaceably 
seised of that pasture as of the right of their church, until Philip de 
Weston late steward of the king's chamber, claiming that the pasture 
belonged to the king as to his late manor of Bouecombe, without 
answer or process ousted the abbot his immediate predecessor, and 



35 EDWARD 111. 



Ifif) 



13()1. 



Membrane 44 — cont. 



that John, by colour of the king's grant to the said lady of all his 
lands in the island, alleging that the same ought to belong to her 
by reason of the manor so being in her hand, lias hindered the abbot 
from having that pasture and making his profit thereof as he used afore- 
time, and has withheld it to the use of the said lady, and praying the 
king's aid thereupon, the king commanded John to make imjuisition 
touching the circumstances ; and by inquisition by him so taken it 
is found that the said Robert gave the pasture of la Rigge, bounded 
as aforesaid, to the said church to hold to the monks and their suc- 
cessors for ever, and that the abbots were thereof seised until the 
men and tenants of the manor aforesaid and Philip de Weston ousted 
the last abbot, claiming as above rehearsed, that the same does not 
pertain to the manor of Bouecombe, and no men or tenants of that 
manor have pasture therein common or several, and that the said 
John by colour of the king's said grant to his lady is hindering the 
abbot and withholding the pasture as aforesaid : order altogether 
to desist henceforth and to cause his ministers to desist from such 
hindrance, intermeddling no further in the said pasture, and suffering 
the abbot peaceably to have the same and the advantage thereof 
according to the said gift as he was used to have. 

By C, with assent of the said lady's council. 

Feb. 15. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 
Westminster, the petition of Richard de Turbervill late sherifi of Somerset and 
Dorset, to take of him a sufficient mainprise for answering to the king 
concerning 300Z. for which the king has given him respite for a set time 
to come, namely for 50Z. to Michaelmas next, for 251. to Easter fol- 
lowing, for 251. to Michaelmas following, and so on from year to year 
until all be paid, suffering him to have that respite, and to cause 
the demand made upon Richard for the remaining 55/. [9]5. l^d., 
which the king of his sure knowledge has pardoned him, to be 
altogether stayed and Richard to be thereof discharged ; as Richard 
has shown that he is in arrear for 3551. 9s. 7jC?. upon his account for 
the time that he was sheriff, for that he could not attend to the 
business by reason of infirmity, praying the king to pardon a part 
thereof and respite the residue, and the king, in consideration as well 
of his good service as of his manifest weakness, has of his favour and 
sure knowledge granted that prayer. By K. 

Feb. 15. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Westminster. Order to pay of the issues of the customs to John son of John de Denton 
121. 185. 2d. of the 251. I6s. 4rf. for Michaelmas term in the 33rd year 
of the reign, and 251. 16s. 4d. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, 
if not yet thereof contented, taking his acquittance, according to the 
king's late letters patent granting to John de Denton deceased 25/. 16s. 4c/. 
to be taken by him and his executors every year of the issues aforesaid 
at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, until John should obtain 
possession of the manor of Wodhorn, now held for fife by Mary 
countess of Pembroke by the king's grant with reversion to John and 
his heirs after her death ; as after, upon the petition of Ehzabeth 
who was wife of John, showing that John was slain by certain his 
enemies without making a will, and his goods taken and eloigned, and 
that she had nothing wherewith to support herself and her children, 
out of compassion for her and in consideration of the costly services 
to him ofttimes rendered by John in his life time, the king of his favour 



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Mpwhrane 44 — ont. 



granted by letters patent to Elizabeth and her children the same 
rent with the arrears (if any) to be taken as aforesaid during the 
hfe of the said countess ; and now petition is made to the king on 
behalf of John de Denton, son of the said John and EHzabeth, 
showing that they are both dead and that John the son has no means 
of liveUhood, and praying the king to order payment of the said 
yearly sum to be made to him in aid of his maintenance. 

Jan. 26. To Wilham Fililode escheator in Northamptonshire. Order to 

Westminster, cause Philip son of Nicholas le Porter, cousin and heir of Thomas 
de Leycestre tenant in chief, to have seisin of two messuages 
and two virgates of land in Horpoll taken into the king's hand by 
the death of Thomas ; as by inquisition, taken by the escheator, it 
is found that Thomas at his death held the premises in his demesne 
as of fee in chief as of the honour of Peverell by the service of making 
two attendances a year at the court of the honour at Duston, that 
he died about Easter in the 23rd year of the reign, that PhiUp is his 
next heir and aged 21 and more, and that Richard Blundel late 
escheator by reason of his office, and after John Sauce of Norhampton 
by virtue of the king's commission of the wardship thereof, have 
occupied the premises from the death of Thomas ; and because by 
inspection; of the rolls of chancery the king is assured that by letters 
patent on j3 June in the 25th year of the reign he committed to 
Richard {sic) the wardship of all the lands which were of Thomas in 
HorpoU for a [set farm to be rendered yearly in the wardrobe, he 
has taken the fealty of Philip. 



Membrane 43. 

Feb. 20. To John de Estebury escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Southtodeworth, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of John de BeUo Campo of Warewyk, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken since his death ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his 
death held the said manor by demise of Roger son of Roger 
Normaunde for a term of seven years, beginning at Michaelmas in 
the 31st year of the reign, and that it is held of another than the king. 

Feb. 15. To William de Estbury steward in the Isle of Wight of Isabel the 

Westminster, king's daughter. Whereas late.y, at the suit of the abbess of Lacok, 
showing that upon debate long since arising between Isabel de Fortibus 
sometime lady of the Isle of Wight and the then abbe.is of Lacok 
touching certain hberties claimed by the abbess as pertaining to her 
manor of ShorweU, it was agreed between the parties that the abbess 
should quitclaim those liberties to Isabel, that Isabel by colour thereof 
granted to the abbess and convent and to their successors all amerce- 
ments of their men of that manor in Isabel's court of Neuport by 
their baihffs, to be levied and delivered to the said baihffs by estreats 
of that court, that the said abbess and her successors were peaceably 
seised of such amercements by virtue of that grant until John Scot 
clerk, who had to farm of the king the bailiwick of the hundreds of 
Estmedeine and Westmedeine in the said isle, levied and took the 
same by extortion to his own use, showing further that Sibyl de Sancta 
Cruce late abbess and all her predecessors time out of mind were 
seised of 300 acres of pasture in their said manor as of the right of their 



35 KDWARD III. 157 



1301. Membrane 4H — cont. 

church, until Phih[) de Weston late steward of the king's chamber 
wrongfully without answer and process ousted her therefrom, claiming 
that tlie pasture pertained to the king as to his manor of Jiouecombe, 
and so Wilham, by colour of the king's commission to his said lady con- 
cerning all the king's lands in the isle, has withhold as well the said 
amercements as the pasture to his lady's use, and has hindered the abbess 
from having free warren in her said manor granted by charter of 
Henry III, the king ordered William to make incjuisition touching 
the premises ; and whereas by inquisition, by him so made, it is found 
that Isabel de Fortibus in manner rehearsed granted the said amerce- 
ments to the then abbess and convent and to their successors, that 
they were thereof seised until John Scot took the same, that the 
said Sibyl and lier predecessors were seised of the said pasture until 
Philip de Weston ousted her as alleged, that the same does not pertain 
to the manor of Bouecombe, nor have the men or tenants of that 
manor any pasture therein common or several, that the said abbess 
and her predecessors had warren in their manor of Shorewell by the 
said charter, and were thereof seised from the date of that charter, 
taking conies there, until John Counteville and Henry atte Doune 
the king's warreners of Westrigg by extortions hindered and forbade 
the abbess and convent so that they could not take their profit as 
they used to do, and that WiUiam, by colour of the grant aforesaid to 
his lady, is Avithholding the said pasture, amercements and conies 
to her use : order to desist and cause his ministers to desist hence- 
forth from such extortions and hindrances, and not to intermeddle 
further with the pasture, amercements and warren, suffering the 
abbess to have the same according to the said agreement, as she ought 
to have and her predecessors used to have from the date thereof before 
the time of such hindrance. 

Feb. 18. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to take an 

Westminster, oath of Margaret who was wife of Richard de Plaice tenant in chief 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to cause her 
to have for dower the manor of Great Okele extended at 19/. 135. 9d., 
and 635. Ofc?. yearly of the manor of Bentefeldbury in the town of 
^tanstede, which the king has assigned her of the lands which were 
of her said husband and are in the king's hand by his death and by 
reason of the nonage of his heir. 

To the abbot and convent of Sautre. [Entry blank.] 

Feb. 26. To the treasurer and the chamberlains of the exchequer Dublin. 

Westminster. Order to cause the king's clerk John de Burnham, chief baron of the 
said exchequer, to have his fee for all the time he withdrew from 
Ireland until his return thither as if he had stayed there attendant 
on his office, any command or order to the contrary notwithstanding, 
upon the petition of John, showing that he came to the king in England 
by the council in Ireland with licence of the justiciary, as well for 
furtherance of certain business affecting the estate of Ireland as for 
his own, and there abode long time for furtherance thereof, and that 
his fee for that time is withheld. By K. 

To the same. Like order in favour of the king's clerk Thomas 
Mjniot one of the barons of the said exchequer. By K. 

James de Wottenhull chancellor of the said exchequer has the 
like writ for his fee. 



158 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^3gj^ Membrane 43 — cont. 

Feb. 24. To Thomas Austyn. Order to pay to Isabel the king's daughter a 

Westminster, farm of 25 marks a year, and to be attendant and answer to her, 
although the king by letters patent on 28 January last committed to him 
the wardship of two thirds of the manor of Fymmere which were of 
* Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March tenant in chief deceased, and 
of one third thereof which William de Bohun earl of Norhampton 
deceased held for life of the heritage of Edmund son and heir of the 
said earl of March, until the lawful age of Edmund, together with 
the issues of the said two thirds from the morrow of Michaelmas in 
the 34th year of the reign and of the third from the death of the earl 
of Norhampton, rendering to the king the sum aforesaid yearly for 
the whole manor : as after by other letters patent the king granted 
to his said daughter in aid of her maintenance the wardship of 
that manor among other manors and lands, as appears by inspection 
of the rolls of chancery. By K. 

Membrane 42. 

Feb. 16. To Thomas de Monyton escheator in Herefordshire and Gloucester- 

Westminster, shire and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to deliver in dower 
to Philippa who was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, 
tenant in chief deceased, the fees and parts of knights' fees in his baih- 
wick of those which the king has assigned to her of the fees of her 
said husband, in the king's hand by reason of his death and of the 
nonage of his heir, namely two thirds of one knight's fee in Borton, 
Berthynghop and Wymaston now held by Alice de Sancto Audoeno 
(extended at 665. Sd.), one third of one knight's fee in Berchynghope 
and Wymaston held by John de Sancto Audoeno (at 335. 4c?.), the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Newelond held by Parnell de Pene- 
brugge (at 40s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Tulynton held by 
Thomas lord of Berkleye (at 505.), the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Brunsope held by John de Bromwych and Elizabeth his wife, John 
ap Riez and the prior of Wormesleye (at 405.), the tenth part of one 
knight's fee in Longeford held by Emma who was wife of Edmund 
Hakelut (at IO5.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Stokebleez held 
by Henry Turbulvyle (at 405.), the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Yarkhull held by Humphrey de Bohun (at 505.), the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Waltereston held by John Ragon (at 405.) all in Here- 
fordshire ; four knights' fees in Krykhowel held by Grumbald Paunsevot 
(at 20Z.), three knight's fees in Stradewy held by Ralph Bluet (at 15Z.), 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Mihelchirche held by Maud 
who was wife of Robert Clement (at 205.), the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in the same town held by John de Clanevowe (at 20s.), 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Trenek held by Thomas son of 
Reynold (at IO5.), all in the march of Wales ; one knight's fee in Stokes- 
ende and Byslee co. Gloucester held by William de Radebrugge (at 
IOO5.), two knights' fees in Gosturne and Habeley held by Baldwin 
Frevyle (at 405.), two knights' fees in Shraueleye held by Thomas 
[earl of] Warr[ewyk](at 4L), both in Worcestershire ; the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Frome and Fowechirche held by Geoffrey de 
Barez (at 405.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Stokkyngweye held 
by John Hanyndon (at 405.), the third part of one knight's fee in 
Galton held by Roger Benet (at 205.), the moiety of one knight's fee 
in Milborne held by the prior of Okeborne (at 6O5.), the moiety of 
one knight's fee in Elworthe held by Nicholas de Poyntz (at 50s.), 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Little Whaddon held by Robert 



36 RDWAIII) III. If)'.) 



J3(J1, Membrane 42 — cont. 

Martyii (at 40s.). all in Dorset ; two knijijhts' fcetj in lioklond and 
Chilton held by the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in Pingland (at 
100,s.), one knijfht's fee in Cherlton late lield by John Poulet (at 5().s\), 
one kniglit's fc^e in the sanu; town now held by Humphrey de Keyl 
(at 50s.), all in Somerset; two knights' fees in I'ilton Priors by Bar- 
staple CO. Devon held by the abbot of Malinesbury (at 10/.), the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Byfeld held by the heir of William de Verney 
(at 50s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in the same town held by the 
heir of Roger Constantine (at 50,s-.), one knight's fe^e in Great Billyng 
held by the heir of Peter Barre (at lOOs.^, one knight's fee in Sulveston 
held by the heir of Alan de Sulveston and parceners (at lOOs.), all 
in Northamptonshire ; two knights' fees in Danebury and Lyston 
held by Hugh son of Simon (at lOZ.), one knight's fee in Ardeleye 
called Bovyles held by Richard de Sutton (at 100s.), the moiety of 
one knight's fee in Borham called Walkefares held by Nicholas Bumel 
(at 50s.), one knight's fee in Little Thurrok called Berewes held by 
John Squiri (at 100s.), the third part of one knight's fee in West- 
horndon held by John Noil (at 33s. 4:d.), the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Yonge Rauf held by Robert Goselin (at 50s.), the fourth part 
of one knight's fee called Berhall held by Geoffrey Darsam (at 25s.), 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Barstaple held by Humphrey 
de Walden (at 50s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in the same 
town held by Sabina de Barstaple (at 50s.), two knights' fees in 
Wydeford held by the earl of Suffork (at lOL), all in Essex ; one fee 
and the moiety of one knight's fee in Wyntrjmgbury (Wytryng- 
bury) held by Juliana de Ley borne countess of Huntyngdon (at 
5 marks), one fee and the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Lodesdom (Lodesdon) held by John de Boklond (at 40s.), the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Eillesford held by Nicholas Baude 
(at 20s.), one knight's fee in Meston held by Hugh son of Simon 
(at 40s.), the moiety of one knight's fee in Gravesende and Melton 
held by Thomas Gravesende (at 30s.), the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Swanescombe held by John Combe (at 10s.), three 
knights' fees in Ad5mton held by the countess of Pembroke (at 61.), 
three quarters of one knight's fee in Eselyngham held by the said 
countess (at 40s.), three quarters of one knight's fee in Boketon 
Monchesy held by the said countess (at 30s.), the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Estreston held by John de Rondale (at 13s. 4d.), all 
in Kent ; one knight's fee in Brompton held by Brian de Harleye 
(at 12 marks), one knight's fee in Cheilmerssh (Cheulmerssh) held 
by Hugh de Mortuo Mari (at 4/.), one knight's fee in Prest- 
weston, Middleton and Mariton (Martton) held by Nicholas 
Aurnel (sic) (at 4/.), one knight's fee in Hodenit held by John 
de Lodelowe (at 4/.), one knight's fee in Hopeboulers held 
by WiUiam la Zouehe (at 4:1.), and the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Smethecote held by the said William (extended at 205,), all in 
Salop. 

To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Like order in 
regard to the fees above mentioned in Gosturne and Habeley, and 
in Shraueleye held by Thomas earl of Warr[ewyk]. 

The like to the following, in regard to the fees above mentioned 
in their several bailiwicks : 

John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. 
John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. 



160 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 42 — cont. 

Thomas Cheyny escheator in Devonshire. 

William de Fililode escheator in Northamptonshire. 

Roger de Wolf re ton escheator in Essex. 

William de Hatton escheator in Kent ; the tenant of Eillesford 
being here called William Baude, and the holding of the 
countess in Adynton the third part of one knight's fee. 

Membrane 4L 
John atte Wode escheator in Salop. 

Feb. 16. To Thomas de Monyton escheator in Herefordshire. Like order 

Westminster, in regard to the advowsons of the churches of Old Radenore (extended 
at 40 marks), New Radenore (at lOOs.), Thornbury (at 5 marks), 
Kethedyn (at 100s.), and Thlandewy (at 5 marks), which the king 
has likewise assigned in dower to Phihppa, with the advowsons of 
the churches of Swanescompe co. Kent (extended at 20/.), the third 
part of the church of Haugrug co. Somerset (at 10/,), and the chapel 
of Lodelowe castle co. Salop (at 40s.). 

To WiUiam de Hatton escheator in Kent. Like order with regard 
to the advowson of Swanescompe church. 

The hke to the following escheators with regard to the advowsons 
above mentioned in their respective bailiwicks : 
John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. 
John atte Wode escheator in Salop. 

Feb. 15. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to William son and heir of William de Botreaux one messuage and 
20 acres of land in Northcadebury which were of Henry Trente together 
with the issues thereof from the time he did homage to the king, 
saving to the king the issues from the death of Margaret who was 
wife of Nicholas de Moeles to that date ; as the king lately ordered 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises 
were by him taken into the king's hand, and he certified that he so 
took them by reason of alienation as in right of the said WilUam, a 
minor in the king's wardship, for that by inquisition, before him taken 
of his office, he found that Margaret, who held in dower the manor of 
Northcadebury in chief by knight service with reversion to the heirs 
of Nicholas, demised the premises to Henry Trente for his hfe without 
obtaining the king's licence, and that the same yet remain in the 
king's hand for that Henry and Margaret are dead, and William 
de Botreaux, son and heir of Isabel de Moeles daughter of John Moeles 
brother of Nicholas, and cousin and heir of Nicholas, has not sued 
his right therein after their death ; and on 27 September in the 33rd 
year of the reign William proved his age, and the king took his homage 
for all the lands which William his father at his death held in chief, 
as well of his own heritage as by the courtesy of England after the 
death of Isabel his wife, mother of William the son whose heir he 
is, as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery. 

Feb. 5. To John de Bekyngton escheator in Dorset. Order to cause John 

Westminster. Bardolf and Elizabeth his wife to have seisin of all the lands which 

Elizabeth de Burgo at her death held in chief for her life of the heritage 

of Ehzabeth wife of John, and which were taken into the king's hand 

by reason of her death ; as the king has taken the homage and fealty 



35 KDWAIll) 111. 



161 



13()1. Membrane. 41 — cont. 

of Jolin for tlio same by reason of issue begotten boi.wecn hitn and 
his said wife, daugliter and heir of Roger Dauiuory tenant in chief, and 
has coniin;iiuled Roger de Wolfreton, esoiieator in Norfolk, to lake 
security of John aiul KHzabeth for i)ayinent of their rehef at the ex- 
chequer, and to cause them to have the like seisin. 

Feb. 26. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

VVostminster. Order, if the facts alleged in a complaint of Roger Hogg nicKihant 
of Scotland be true, to cause three sacks of wool, by them arrested 
in name of distraint for custom demanded by them, to be dear rested 
and delivered to Roger or to his attorney ; as by the said complaint 
the king has learned that whereas Roger laded certain his \aoo1 of 
the growth of Scotland in a ship in Scotland to be taken to Flanders, 
and the ship on its voyage thither was by stress of weather driven 
for refuge to the said port, although during the whole time the ship 
stayed ther-e the ^\•ool remained without any portion thereof being 
unladed or exposed for sale, the collectors demanded custom thereu|)on 
and at the departure of the ship arrested and are detaining three sacks 
as aforesaid, whereupon Roger has prayed for remedy. By C. 

March 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause 30 quarters of wheat, 124 
Westminster, quarters of oats and 4,000 billets to be bought and purveyed, the 
wheat to be ground, and the flour thereof put. in casks and brought, 
as also the oats and billets, to the port of Sandwich, and there laded 
in ships and delivered by indenture, stating the price of every quarter 
of grain and every thousand billets, to John Parker and John Knot- 
tyngle, whom the king has charged to take those ])rovisions to Calais, 
at his cost to be by the sheriff paid, for the use of John duke of 
Brittany ; as the duke is about to sail for foreign parts on the 
king's service. By K. 

[Feeder a. '] 

March 1. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, in dower to Parnell who was wife of John de Benstede tenant in 
chief the moiety of one knight's fee in Chesfeld held by John 
de Blomvyle (extended at 50s.), and the third part of the moiety of 
one knight's fee in Watton held by Philip Pelitot (extended at 505. 
a year), which the king has assigned to her of the knights' fees which 
were her husband's and came to the king's hand by his death and 
by reason of the nonage of his heir. 

To Roger de WoKreton escheator in Esex and Hertfordshire. 
Like order to deliver in dower to the said Parnell the advowson of the 
church of Little Perndon co. Essex (extended at 10.9.), and the 
third presentation to the church of Benyngton co. Hertford (ex- 
tended at 201. a year), which were of John de Benstede. 

Membrane 40. 

March 1. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland, or to the representative 
Westminster, of the justiciary. Whereas lately at the suit of Thomas son of John 
de Cusak knight, Walter de Excestre, Nicholas son of Nicholas de 
Castro Martini, Stephen de Castro Martini, Walter son of Walter 
de Excestre, William Veolesse, Stephen \Vliite chaplain and John 
son of Nicholas de Cusak, showing that they held for their hves the 
manor of Killen co. Meath of the demise of John de Cusak knight with 

CR. 11 



162 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361 • Membrane 40 — cont. 

reversion to the said John de Cusak, that Thomas Mynyot late escheator 
in Ireland, by colour of an inquisition taken of office, whereby he found 
(it is said) that Henry Macmolys the king's Irishman sometime held 
the said manor, seized the same into the king's hand, and that they 
the said Thomas de Cusak and others were ousted therefrom without 
an answer contrary to the statutes, and praying that the manor might 
be restored to them, the king ordered the justiciary and chancellor, 
if the said Thomas de Cusak and others should find security to answer 
to the king for the true value thereof for the time they should hold 
it in case it should be adjudged to the king, to commit the said manor 
to them in his name to hold as aforesaid, any commission or demise 
by the justiciary and chancellor or other minister of the king, or any 
writ not to intermeddle with lands in the king's hand to them 
addressed not\Wthstanding, commanding nevertheless those who 
should be so commanded to notify Thomas de Cusak and the others 
to be before the justiciary or in chancery at set days to show cause 
wherefore the manor ought not to remain in the king's hand ; and after, 
the said Thomas de Cusak and others being in possession thereof by 
virtue of the said grant and demise, and the plea between the king 
and them pending without debate, at the untrue suggestion of certain 
who alleged that the said manor had not been demised to the said 
Thomas de Cusak and others at its true value, the king ordered the 
justiciary and chancellor and the treasurer and the barons of the 
exchequer of Dublin, if James le Botiller earl of Ormond and WiUiam 
Petit would render to the king the true value thereof in excess of the 
farm which the said Thomas and others rendered, to cause the ward- 
ship thereof to be delivered to the said earl and William Petit to 
hold so long as it should remain in the king's hand rendering such 
true value, any previous commission to Thomas de Cusak and the others 
under the king's seal of Ireland and the king's command above mentioned 
notwithstanding, by colour whereof the said Thomas and others were 
without warning a second time ousted from that wardship, where- 
upon by their petition before the king and council presented in par- 
liament they have prayed for remedy : order to call the parties before 
tliem, and the escheator and others who should be summoned, to 
view and examine the king's commissions and commands and the 
record and process of the said plea, and after hearing reasons on 
either side to cause speedy justice to be done, any commands to the 
contrary notwithstanding. By K. and pet. of pari. 

Feb. 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Philip de Nevill 

Wftstminster. knight and the men and tenants of the town of Enderby by their peti- 
tion to the king and council in the present parliament presented 
have shown that, whereas William Rowelle of Enderby Avas outlawed, 
and his goods and chattels appraised at 20L, for that he did not come 
before Simon Pakeman and Richard de Gaddesby and their fellows 
justices appointed to keep the peace and justices of operand ^ermwer in 
Leycestersliire, to answer touching certain felonies whereof he was 
indicted (it is said), and although William was the neif of Phifip, and 
long before the said felony Phihp had seized his goods and chattels 
into his hand, the treasurer and barons are proposing to levy 20L 
of Philip and the said township for that in the estreats of those justices 
sent to the king it is contained that the goods and chattels of William 
were so appraised and that Phifip and the township aforesaid ought 
to answer to the king for the same, whereupon they have prayed the 



35 EDWARD III. 



163 



13G1. 



Mcnihrane. 40 — cont. 



kinw for remedy : order, if it may appear that William was tlie neif 
of IMiilip, (hat Pliilip haviiiji; no knowledge of the felony without fraud 
and eovin to defraud tlie king thereof seized tiie goods as aforesaid, 
and that William had none other on the day of the felony, to stay 
the demand they are making hy summons of the exehe(|uer as well 
against I'hilip as the said township for the 2(W. or the ehattels afor(>said, 
and to diseharge them thereof, the said estreats notw ithstamling, 
releasing any distraint made. By K. and pet. of pari. 

[Ancient Petitions 8485.] 

Feb. 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer, and to the cham- 

Westminster. berlaiiis. Order, upon tlie petition of Thomas de Heton, to view the 
tallies made to him by Master Robert Monk, one of the ])urveyors of 
victuals for the king's household, containing 247 (quarters of w heat and 48 
quarters of beans and peas taken of him for the king's use, whic-h 
Thomas holds as he alleges, and that, if it may appear that Robeit 
so took the corn and accounted for the same, the treasurer and cham- 
berlains shall cause Thomas to have payment of the price thereof, 
taking of him the tallies. By K. 



March 4. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Whereas lately, learning 
Westminster, by frequent information that damage has come to himself and his 
lieges of Ireland since mere Irishmen, his enemies, as well clerks as 
laymen, are appointed and promoted to be ministers and officers in 
cities, boroughs, towns and castles in Ireland, and to canonries and 
prebends in cathedral churches in the king's lordship and other 
benefices among the English, the king commanded proclamation to 
be made in cities, boroughs, market towns and other places that no 
mere Irishman of the Irish nation be made mayor, bailiff, warder, 
officer or minister in any place subject to the king, and no archbishop, 
bishop, abbot, prior or other at the king's allegiance should, under 
pain of forfeiture, by reason of consanguinity, affinity or otherwise, 
receive, promote or admit any such to be canon or to any benefice 
among the English, but that all benefices in Ireland when vacant 
should be conferred upon Enghsh or other clerks at the king's al- 
legiance ; and now on behalf of clerks of the Irish nation abiding among 
the English at the king's peace and allegiance prayer is made, by 
their petition before the king and council in the present parliament 
presented, that whereas by virtue of that proclamation they are de- 
barred from promotion within Ireland in the king's lordship as mere 
Irish and the king's enemies, though they are not, in consideration 
of their constancy in standing firm in his allegiance, the king would 
provide a remedy ; and because it is not right, nor of his intention, 
that such clerks who have so stood firm as other of the English nation, 
and of whose good behaviour the justiciary and chancellor have know- 
ledge, should be reputed to be of his Irish enemies or debarred from 
promotion : order not to molest or suffer to be by their ministers 
molested any such Irish clerks by reason of their acceptance of bene- 
fices within the king's lordship of Ireland, so long as they behave 
well towards the king and his people, or any prelates or patrons 
by reason of presenting or admitting them, the said proclamations 
or any commands to the contrary notwithstanding. 

By K. and pet. of pari. 
{Feeder a. '\ 



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1361. 



Membrane 40 — cont. 



March 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Dubhn. Order, 
Westminster, upon the petition of Thomas de Badby late treasurer of Ireland, to 
account at the exchequer with Thomas and other the guardians 
of the Uberty of Meath, which was of Roger de Mortuo Mari 
earl of March tenant in chief deceased, and is in the king's hand by 
reason of the nonage of his heir, concerning the issues thereof and 
divers wages and expenses by them paid to men at arms and others 
for the defence as well of the said hberty as of other parts of Ireland 
and for other business, to allow them reasonable expenses and do 
further what they shall find to belong to the final issue of the account ; 
as Thomas has shown that he with other heges was assigned to the 
guardianship of the said hberty, so that answer should be made to 
the king at the exchequer of England for the issues thence 
arising, and when he saw that war was raging, that the 
king's Irish enemies were AA^sting the king's lands and lieges, 
and that there was nothing in the treasury of Ireland whereof 
he could pay expenses to resist them, he caused all issues 
taken from the said liberty to be delivered in the treasury, whereof 
he paid the said wages and expenses. By K. 

Feb. 10. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Grymeston taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Robert de Morle, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken since his death ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, that Robert at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held that manor for life 
of the gift of Roger de Hales late parson of North Walsham and 
of John de Bolyngton parson of Watfeld, with remainder after his 
death to Thomas his son and to his heirs, and that the same is held of 
another than the king. 



Membrane 39. 

Feb. 1. To Thomas Saundres of Neubolt escheator in Gloucestershire and 

Westminster. Herefordslaire and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to cause 
Lionel tlie king's son and Elizabeth his Avife, daughter and heir of 
William de Burgo sometime earl of Ulster and cousin and heir of 
Elizabeth de Burgo tenant in chief deceased, being of full age, to have 
seisin of all the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches, abbeys, 
priories, hospitals and chapels which the said deceased at her death 
held in chief as well in her demesne as of fee as in dower or for hfe 
of the heritage of Elizabeth wife of Lionel, the reversion whereof 
pertains to Lionel and Elizabeth, and M'hich by her death were taken 
into the king's hand, delivering to them of the king's gift any issues 
thereof taken since the decease of the said EUzabeth de Burgo, although 
the inquisitions taken by the escheator after her death are not accord- 
ing to custom in the chancery ; as the king of his favour has ren- 
dered to Lionel and Ehzabeth the lands, fees and advowsons afore- 
said together with the said issues, has remitted their relief, and res- 
pited the homage of Lionel due by reason of issue between him and 
his said Avife begotten. Nevertheless it is the king's will that the 
said inquisitions be by the escheator taken and returned in chancery 
according to the command to him heretofore addressed, as is used 
to be done. By K. 



35 EDWARD 111. 



105 



13()1. 



Feb. 3. 

VVestrninster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 39 — cont. 

The like to the following cscheators : 

Roger de VVolfretoa in Essex, Hortfordsliire, Norfolk and SufTolk. 
William de Otteford in Cambridgeshire. 
William de Hatton in Kent. 
John de Bekynton in Dorset. 
William de Nessefeld in Yorkshire. 

To Stephen de Derby, receiver of the issues of the lands in Wales 
and the march of Wales which were of l^]lizabeth dc; liurgo tenant 
in chief deceased. Order to deliver to Lionel the king's son and 
lOlizabetli his wife {as above described) all issues and profits by him 
taken from the death of Elizabeth de Burgo of tlie lands and fees 
which at her death she held in chief, as well in her demesne as of 
fee as in dower or for life of the heritage of Elizabeth wife of Lionel ; 
as the king of his favour has rendered tliose lands to Lionel and 
Elizab(;th his wife, together with the knight's fees and advowsons 
and A\itli the said issues, and has commanded that they shall have 
livery of the same. 

To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to 
cause Lionel the king's son and Elizabeth his wife (as above described) 
to have seisin of all the lands, knights' fees, advowsons and liberties 
in Ireland which Ehzabeth de Burgo tenant in chief at her death 
held in chief as well in her demesne as of fee as in dower or for Ufe 
of the lieritage of Ehzabeth wife of Lionel whereof the reversion 
pertains to Lionel and Ehzabeth, and whicli were taken into the king's 
hand by her death, who died on 4 November last as is found by divers 
inquisitions returned in the chancery of England, delivering of the 
king's gift to Lionel and Elizabeth any issues thereof levied since that 
date, and discharging them at the exchequer of Dubhn as well of those 
issues as of their relief ; as the king of his favour has rendered to 
them the said lands, fees, advowsons and liberties together with the 
issues aforesaid, has remitted their rehef, and respited the homage of 
Lionel due by reason of issue between them begotten. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

To the collectors and controllers of the custom and subsidy of 
wool, hides and woolfells, and to the troner of wool in the port of 
London. Order, upon petition of the merchants of the realm before 
the king and council presented in the present parliament, to cause 
the said merchants, as well native as ahen, at the weighing of their 
wool to have allowance for the canvas in which the wool is packed 
and for the corners thereof, namely for every sarplar larger than a 
sack two cloves, and for a sarplar containing a sack or less one clove, 
not compelling them further to pay custom or subsidy thereon ; as 
they have shown by their petition that, by an evil custom newly 
arisen since the ordinance of the staple in England, they are com- 
pelled to pay for the said canvas and corners, and after advice had 
upon the premises with the council in the said parliament the king's 
will is that such allowance be made them. By pet. of pari. 

The like to the collectors, etc., in the following ports : 

Newcastle upon Tyne. Cicestre. 

Kyngeston upon Hull. Suthampton. 

Boston. Bristol. 

Great Jernemuth. Exeter. 

Sandewich. 



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1361. 

Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 39 — cont. 



March 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 26. 

Westminster. 



To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Order to remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further 
with a messuage of John Cook of Norhampton in Brerdyng, 
deUvering any issues thereof taken to John Moryn and Hawise his 
wife ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery 
the cause wherefore he took the premises into the king's hand, and 
he certified that he so took them for that it was found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that John Cook, who held the same 
in chief as of the king's manor of Whitefeld, was a bastard, and died 
thereof seised in his demesne as of fee without an heir ; and after, 
at the suit of John Moryn and Hawise, alleging that Jordan de Welles 
father of Hawise, whose heir she is, by charter gave the premises to 
John Cook and to the heirs of his body with reversion 
for lack of such heirs to Jordan and his heirs, and that 
John Cook died thereof seised of that estate and none other, and 
praying a remedy, the king ordered the escheator to make 
inquisition touching the circumstances ; and by inquisition 
so taken it is found that Jordan gave the premises to John Cook with 
reversion as aforesaid, that John Cook died thereof seised of that 
estate and none other, that the said Hawise daughter of Jordan 
is his next heir, and that the reversion belongs to her ; and John 
Wyvill and Thomas Haket of the county aforesaid have mainperned 
in chancery for John Cook and Hawise to answer to the king for the 
issues, if it should be decided that the messuage ought of right to 
pertain to the king. 

To Wilham de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 
cause Walter, son and heir of John de la Grove of Chalfhunte St. 
Giles tenant in chief deceased, to have seisin of the lands which his 
said father at his death held in chief in his demesne as of fee, and 
which by his death were taken into the king's hand ; as although 
Walter has not proved his age as is customary, by inspection of his 
body in chancery it appears that he is of the age of 40 and upwards, 
and the king has taken the fealty of Walter and of his favour respited 
his homage until Michaelmas next. By K. 

Membrane 38. 

To William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Whereas 
lately, at the suit of Margery Geround prioress of Merlawe, alleging 
for herself and the convent that, on Sunday after St. Mark in the 
27th year of the reign, by their writing indented they demised to 
Thomas de Wendovre and Alice his wife for their lives all the lands 
of the prioress and convent together with 10 acres of meadow called 
Napie in the parish of Wendovere for IOO5. yearly to be rendered 
to the prioress and convent at St. Peter's chains, and by reason of 
debts wherein Thomas is bound to the king at the exchequer the 
premises are taken into the king's hand, praying the king to order 
payment of that rent and the arrears from the time they were so 
taken, the king, wilhng to be certified whether the demise was made 
in manner aforesaid or no, and of other circumstances, ordered the 
escheator to make inquisition thereupon ; and by inquisition so taken 
it is found that the prioress and convent made a demise as aforesaid 
and granted no other estate at any time to Thomas and Alice nor 
changed that estate, that all the premises are held of William de Molyns 
by the service of 2s. a year, and are worth IOO5. a year in all issues ; 



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18()1. Membrane 38 — cont. 

iu couskleratioii wlicieof, for that the cschcator, appc^aiiiij^ in chancery 
and b(!infj; examined on oath, has witnessed by word of inoutli that 
the yearly value does not exceed lOO*-., and out of compassion for the 
poverty of tlie {)rioress and convent : order to remove the king's 
liand and not to intermeddle further with the premises, being (it is 
said) in the escheator's keeping, but to suffer the prioress to enter 
and dispose thereof, restoring to her and to the convent any issues 
thereof taken for which answer has not been made to the king. 

By K. and C. 

Feb. 18. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Whereas in the 

Westminster. 9tli year of Kdward II Thomas late abbot of Thornton upon 
Huinl)rc before William de Hereford and his fellows justices of the 
Bench impleaded Gervase Avenel and Joan his wife, by writ of right 
dated 18 February in that year, concerning one messuage, one mill 
and three carucates of land (two bovates of land excepted) in Carleton 
by Basyngham, and on the morrow of the Purification 10 Edward 
II recovered the same by judgment of the court without collusion, 
as ap})eared by the record and process of the cause viewed and 
examined before the king and council in parliament in the first year 
of the reign, and was put in seisin accordingly by writ de. jvdicio 
and continued his seisin therein until Master John Walweyn then 
escheator south of Trent, alleging that Gervase and Joan before the 
date of the said writ and the recovery adhered to the Scots, by com- 
mand of Hugh le Despenser disseised the said abbot, which Hugh 
then entered and by his power occupied the premises all his life, and 
they were lately in the king's hand by his forfeiture, whereby 
William afterwards abbot of that place by petition before the king 
and council presented in the said parUament prayed for remedy, 
and the king, willing to be certified thereupon, appointed Henry 
de Fenton, John Daubeney and John de Crosholm the younger and 
two of them to make inquisition, in presence of William Trussebut 
who mainperned before the Council to sue for the king and his right 
therein ; and on a finding by inquisition so taken that Gervase and 
Joan were at the late king's peace at the dates of the writ and of the 
judgment, that the said abbot Thomas was seised of the premises 
nine weeks and more by virtue of the judgment, that John Walweyn 
by his bailiffs disseised him as aforesaid, that neither he nor Wilham 
afterwards abbot changed his estate therein, and that the premises 
are in tlie king's hand by the death of Hugh and for no other cause, 
on 26 February in the first year of his reign, by writ founded upon 
the said petition and its endorsement and upon the inquisition, the 
king commanded Simon de Grymesby then guardian of the premises 
to deliver the same to the said abbot William according to the 
recovery aforesaid, as appears by inspection of a copy of the writ 
upon the files of chancery ; and now Robert abbot of the same place, 
by his petition before the king and council presented in this par- 
hament, has praj^ed the king to remove his hand and restore the 
premises to the abbot according to the judgment of the first parlia- 
ment, as under the name of the manor of Carleton by Basyngham 
(value lOZ. a year) they have been by the escheator taken as forfeit 
into the king's hand, and the abbot has been ousted from possession, 
by pretext of another inquisition, before the escheator taken of office, 
finding {inter alia) that Gervase and Joan abandoned that manor, 
fled to Scotland to the faith of that king, and adhered to the Scots, 



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1361 Membrane ZS—cont. 

the enemies of England, and never after returned to the faith of the 
kings of England; and that petition being deUvered in chancery, 
and there (by virtue of the endorsement thereof) the record and 
process of the plea before William de Bereford being viewed and 
examnied before the council, and also the petition of the said abbot 
Wilham and its endorsement, the commission and inquisition thereon 
and the said copy of the writ (all on the files of chancery), it is found 
that restitution was made to the said William for that it was not 
found that Gervase and Joan adhered to the said enemies, and the 
escheator in person before the council by word of mouth affirmed 
that he had no cause nor information to show wherefore restitution 
should not be made to the abbot save the adherence aforesaid by 
hnn returned in chancery, the contrary whereof is plain by the said 
mquisition, whereby it was decided that restitution ought to be made : 
order to remove the king's hand and restore the said manor to the 
abbot, to hold as before it was so taken, and not to intermeddle 
therein henceforth (saving the king's right, if any), restoring also 
any issues thereof taken. By pet. of pari. 

[Ancient Petitions 869 : see also 868.] 

March 4. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and 
WestmmBter. Hertfordshire. Whereas, for his devotion towards St. Edmund 
Martyr, and that the monks of the abbey of St. Edmund might more 
calmly serve the most high. King Edward I granted that the prior 
and convent thereof and their successors at every vacancy of the 
abbey should have the keeping thereof and of all the temporalities, 
with all goods thereto belonging, as fuUy as in times past the abbot 
and convent had when the see was filled, saving to the king the 
knights' fees held of the abbey and the advowsons of churches falling 
in during such vacancies, so that all rents and yearly services thence 
arising should remain to the prior and convent, saving also to the 
king escheats likewise falling in during such vacancies, which escheats 
should be dehvered to the new abbot at the end of every such 
vacancy, namely after fealty done by him to the king, and remain 
to the abbot, prior and convent without let, rendering to the king 
for every vacancy, whether lasting one whole year or less, 1,200 marks 
withm a year from the begiiming of the vacancy, namely 600 marks 
at the end of one half year and 600 marks at the year's end, and if 
longer 1,200 marks for the next whole year, and 1,200 marks for every 
whole year after the first, and proportionally for a shorter time after 
the first year, and that they should have the keeping aforesaid so 
that no sheriff, esclieator, baihff or minister of the king should by 
reason of a vacancy intermeddle in the same, its cells, manors or 
goods, except that in the beginning of every vacancy the escheator 
or other minister of the king should within the abbey gates take a 
simple seisin in name of the king's royal lordship and immediately 
withdraw without taking or carrying anything away, so that he should 
not there abide beyond one day for the purpose nor put a substitute 
there in his place, as in the letters patent of the said king is contained : 
order accordingly to suffer the prior and convent to have the keeping 
of the abbey, now void bv the death of William the last abbot, and 
of the temporalities, 

Membrane 37. 
and to dispose of the temporalities and of the goods to the abbey 
belonging according to the letters patent of Edward I, not intermeddling 



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13()1. 



Memhrane ii? — cont. 



contrary to the same witli the keeping of the abl)ey, or of the cells, 
manors and goods tluu-eto bclonghig, provid(!(l that a simple seisin 
be by him taken within the abbey gates ; and if he has taken the abbey 
or the t(Mnporalities thereof into the king's hand, ord(;r to remove 
his hand, restoring to the prior and convent the issues thereof 
taken, but to retain during the vacancy the keeping of any lands 
acquired by the abbey after the date of the said letters patent. 

The like writs, in regard to the temporalities and goods belonging 
to the same abbey, to the following : 

Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. 

William Fihlode esc^hcator in Norhamptonshire. 

William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire and Hunting- 
donshire. 

John Wroth mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. 

Feb. 4. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to John de Holbrok and Maud liis wife the manor of Naketon, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Holbrok knight, 
but not to intermeddle finther with the manor of Langeston and 
the lands in Halwetre, Foxole, Bukelisham and Levyngton hkewise 
so taken by the deatli of Thomas, delivering up any issues taken 
from the last named manor and lands ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas held the premises 
for life of the gift of Henry le Whvte and John Caperoun clerk made 
by the king's licence, ^ith remainder to the said John and Maud and 
to the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor of Naketon is held 
in chief as of the honour of Dovorre by the service of one inight's 
fee and \0s. yearly to be rendered towards the ward of Dovorre 
castle, and the manor of Langeston and lands aforesaid of others 
than the king, and the king has taken the homage and fealty of 
John due for the manor of Naketon. By p.s. [25127.] 

March 15. To Richard de la Vache constable of the Tower of London or to 
Westmingter. his lieutenant. Whereas, among other hberties lately granted by the 
king's charter to the citizens of London, it is granted that the con- 
stable of the Tower for the time being shall make no prises by land 
or water of the victuals or other things whatsoever of the men of 
that city nor of others coming thither or going thence, and shall not 
arrest nor cause to be arrested ships or boats bringing or taking 
victuals or other such goods to or from the city, and the king is given 
to understand by the people of the said city and others that the con- 
stable and his ministers, disregarding that grant, have divers times 
newly arrested ships and boats so laded coming thither by water 
on either side of London bridge as w^ell before they were anchored as 
after, detaining them under arrest by their own authority until they 
have taken a fixed prise of the things therein found, or until pledges 
for payment thereof were delivered them, and taking other prises 
of things brought to the city or taken thence by land contrary to 
the will of the owners, by reason whereof victuals and merchandise 
are daily made dearer, and merchants withdraw from coming thither 
with goods, and there exposing them for sale, wliereupon prayer 
has been made to the king for remedy : order to desist, and to cause 
his ministers to desist, from taking such prises by land, from 
arresting ships and boats and taking prises of the goods therein or 
pledges for the same, causing no wrong nor damage to those who 



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1361. Membrane 37 — cont. 

bring or take goods to or from the said city, and to make restitution 
and amends to those concerned for any levy made or deed done as 
aforesaid, that no second complaint come to vex the king. 

April 1. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of the abbot of Rameseye in Therfeld, by him taken (it is said) 
into the king's hand, dehvering to the abbot any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the 
cause wherefore those lands were so taken, and he certified that it 
was for that he heard, of the information of credible persons, that 
the abbot's predecessor appropriated to him and to his house lands 
called Fisshouses containing five messuages and one carucate of land 
of one Payn de Therfeld contrary to the statute of mortmain without 
obtaining the king's licence ; and after at the suit of the now abbot, 
alleging that before the said statute Payn by his charter gave the 
premises to the then abbot and his successors, and praying the king 
to order his hand to be removed, the king ordered the escheator to 
make inquisition upon tlie matter, and by inquisition so made it is 
found that the tenements aforesaid called Fisshouses in Therfeld 
were given in 1 Edward I to William de Gormecestre abbot of 
Rameseye by Simon le Pottere of Hatfeld and Alice his wife, daughter 
and one of the heirs of the said Payn, and in 2 Edward I before the 
statute of mortmain by Robert Aylwyne and Aniana his wife, 
daughter and another heir of Payn, by two fines levied in that king's 
court, and by Lucy, Mabel, Emma and Benedicta sisters of Alice and 
Aniana, likewise daughters and heirs of Payn, by four charters of 
feoffment severally made, that the said abbot William and his suc- 
cessors have peaceably held the same from that date as parcel of 
the abbot's manor of Therfeld, and that before the said gift they 
were held of the said abbot and convent. 

March 1. To the abbot and convent of Sautre. Order to pay to the abbot 

Westminster, and convent of Bonrepos {de Bona Requie) in Brittany from 16 February 
last a yearly farm of 80 marks which they are bound to pay for the 
churches of Honygam, Foulbourg, Marteseia and Fendrayton appro- 
priated to the abbey and convent of Bonrepos and by them demised for 
that farm to the abbot and convent of Sautre,which farm by reason of the 
war was taken into the king's hand, according to the restitution 
made of all lands, rents and possessions of alien religious and 
ecclesiastical persons so taken, by a peace on the said day made at 
Calais between the king and his brother of France. By K. 

Membrane 36. 

Feb. 23. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the 

Westminster, chamberlains. Order to view the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer and, if they find a surplus due to John de Wesenham the 
king's merchant as alleged, to cause the same to be allowed him at 
the exchequer in the payment of his farm for the bishopric of Ely in 
the king's hand to him committed, and to cause John to be discharged 
of the loss hereinafter mentioned ; as the said John has shown that 
John late bishop of Rochester, then treasurer, bought and purveyed 
of him 1,000 quarters of wheat, 1,000 quarters of malt, 1,000 quarters 
of peas and oats for 866L 13s. 4d. for furnishing the town of Calais, 
promising that the sum named siiould h^ allowed liim in his said farm, 



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13()1. Memhronc .'Ui — cont. 

by virtue whereof he caused tlie corn aforesaid to be ^athcjred and 
put in a granary in the town of Leiui, great part of it to be ahijjped 
and d(^livered to W'ilhain de Ituworth late the king's serjeant at arms 
to be taken to Calais by the treasurer's letter and command ; and 
immediately after, hearing rumours that the king's enemies were at 
sea with great nudtitude of ships to do what mischief they could, by 
another letter of the treasurer addressed to him, the corn so hided 
was for fear of those enemies unladed, and John was ordered to 
dis])ose thereof as might seem best for the king's advantage ; and 
subse((uently John, being appointed to arrest all ships towards the 
northern parts and sail therein with other lieges to oppose the enemies 
aforesaid, busied himself in gathering and arresting those shi])s to 
the interruption of all else, sailed therein with no small number of 
armed men and archers, and there abode a great while, and for that 
he was then so busied that he could not dispose of the corn to the 
king's advantage or liis oaau, the same was much damaged, to his 
great loss and impoverishment, whereupon he has prayed for remedy ; 
and because the loss w as by no fault of his, it is agreed between the 
council and John that the surplus of 1,1 lOL 14s. ^d. due to John 
and his fellows in their account at the exchequer for the king's wool 
by them bought shall be allowed him in the payment of his aforesaid 
farm, and tliat for that consideration he shall bear the loss and dis- 
charge the king thereof. By C. 

March 2. To Richard de la Vache constable of the Tower of London or to 

Westminster, his lieutenant. Order to take of Guy de Brian steward of the king's 

household the bodies of Hugh de Wychyngham and Thomas Fereres 

by him arrested, and to safe guard them in the Tower until further 

orders. By K. 

To the same. Order, of the king's special favour to WiUiam de 
Haroudon ' cosour ' of London, arrested in the Tower, to cause him 
to be dearrested and suffer him to go where he wiU. 

Feb. 24. To John atte Wode escheator in Staffordshire. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Joxhale, taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas de Holand earl of Kent, delivering up 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has hearned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no lands in 
that county in chief nor of another in his demesne as of fee, but held 
the said manor for life of the demise of Maud de Holand, with 
reversion to Robert de Holand, and that the same is held of another 
than the king. 



March 24. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland for the time being or 
Westminster, to their representatives. Order not to molest the dean and chapter 
of Lymeric by reason of their electing a bishop without licence, if 
it may be clear by lawful information that they, by one of the canons, 
after the death of Stephen late bishop of Lymeric, petitioned the 
then justiciary and council of Ireland for licence to elect another 
bishop, causing any of the said chapter whom they have arrested 
to be set free ; as the dean and chapter have shown the king that they 
petitioned as aforesaid and, licence being refused, proceeded to an 



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March 24. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



1361. Membrane -36 — cont. 

election as was lawful, and that now they are impeached and several 
of them impi'isoned for so doing, and have praved for remedy. 

ByK. 
Et erat patens. 

To the constable of the Tower of London or to his lieutenant- 
Order, of the king's favour, to cause Wilham son of John de Stodeye 
to be set free from the prison in the Tower. By K, 

To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 
the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a messuage in 
York of the prior of Marton in Galtres, delivering to the prior any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify 
him in chancery of the cause wherefore the same was by him taken 
into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took it for that it 
was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that one 
Anabel Squatsot, sometime tenant to herself and her heirs in fee of 
a messuage in St. Andrew street in the city of York held of Henry 
III in burgage, committed a felony for which she was hanged, which 
messuage the said prior lately held ; and after the prior alleged in 
chancery that Anabel never had any estate therein whereby the same 
ought to pertain to the king by reason of her forfeiture, and prayed 
the Idng to order his hand to be removed and the premises restored 
to him, wherefore the king commanded the escheator to make 
inquisition thereupon ; and by inquisition so made it is found that 
Anabel never was seised of that messuage nor had any estate therein, 
but that Maud Aubyn daughter of Walter the goldsmith of York 
was thereof seised in her demesne as of fee in the time of King Richard, 
and by her charter gave the same in almoin to the then prior of Marton 
in Galtres and to his successors, by virtue whereof the prior was 
thereof seised and by himself and his successors continued his seisin 
as the right of his church until it was taken as aforesaid. 

Membrane 35. 

Feb. 18. To Wilham de Hatton escheator in Kent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster, executors of Peter Fauelore, by the mainprise of Adam Fraunceys 
and Gregory Fauelore of the city of London, the cattle, goods and 
chattels of the said Peter by him arrested in the manor of Tonge, 
and to suffer them to dispose thereof for the execution of Peter's 
will ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery 
the cause wherefore the same were taken into his hand, and the 
escheator certified that he took and arrested 4 oxen, 8 plough horses, 
5 cows, 2 horses, 120 sheep, 30 lambs, 6 pigs, 2 swine, 10 porkers, 
one gander, 6 geese, 40 quarters of wheat , 20 quarters of barley, 10 
quarters of oats, 6 quarters of beans 6 quarters of peas, 18 
quarters of vetch, 10 loads of hay, one cart bound with iron, 
one other cart for dung, two ploughs with gear, and one 
shovel, aU appraised at 46Z. lis. id., for that Peter, who 
held the said manor for life of the gift of WiUiam de Boun 
late earl of Norhampton and of Ehzabeth his wife deceased, with 
reversion to Edmund son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari late 
earl of March tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, made 
waste therein, as in houses not repaired nor covered, mills and other 
buildings thereto belonging ; and now the said executors have 



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1301. Mrmhrane ^5 — rjyvt. 

petitioned the king to order the said goods to be delivered to them 
by a mainprise, as they are ready to answer for any such waste made 
by Peter, and the said tuainpcrnors have niain])erned in chancery 
to make satisfaction for such waste, if any shall bo found. 

Feb. 18. To the auditors of accounts of the farms, rents and issues of the 
Westminster, lands which A\ ore of Isabel the late (]ueen mother appointed towards 
the execution of her will. Order to view a roll sent herewith under 
seal, being a counter roll containing expenses and liveries made by 
the king's clerk Richard de Ravenser, receiver of the said farms, rents 
and issues, about the execution of the said will, delivered in chancery 
by John atte Lee overseer thereof, and to allow Richard those sums 
in his account. By K. 

Feb. 18. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order not to put John de Cokefeld upon 

We.stminstor. assizes, juries or inquisitions so long as he shall remain near the king 

upon his service. By K. 

March 12. To Thomas de Monyton of Gloucestre, escheator in Gloucestershire. 

Westminster. Order to cause John de Wilyngton, son and heir of Henry de Wilyng- 
ton tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof his 
father at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee, and which 
by his death were taken into the king's hand ; as John has proved 
his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty for the lands which his father held in chief. By p.s. [25248.] 

To John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire and Wiltes. Like 
order, as John de Willyngton has proved his age before Thomas 
de Monyton escheator in Gloucestershire. By p.s. [as ahove.'\ 

The like to the following : 
Thomas Cheynye escheator in Devon. 
John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset, 

Feb. 22. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order to take the 
Westminster, fealty of Margaret who was wife of Walter de Norwico, according to 
the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Dalham and Bredefeld and the advowson of Dalham 
church, delivering to her any issues of those manors taken since 
Walter's death ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that the said Walter, son of John de Norwico, at his 
death held the manors and advowson aforesaid jointly \\dth Margaret 
of the gift and feoffment of John de Norwico, made by the king's 
licence, to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the 
same are held in chief by knight service. 



Feb. 26. To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a mes- 
suage in Chefford which was of John de Euere, delivering any issues 
thence taken to Thomas Breton and Cicely his wife ; as the king 
lately ordered the escheator to certify the cause wherefore that mes- 
suage was by him taken into the king's hand, and he certified that 
he so took it for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken 
of his ofl&ce, that the prior of Chikessond by Adam de Pulhangre his 
servant appropriated the same to him and his house without 



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obtaining the king's licence, contrary to the statute of mortmain ; 
and after, at the suit of Thomas and Cicely, alleging that the prior 
did not appropriate the same nor ever had any estate therein, but 
that it was of the right of Cicely as of the gift of John to her made 
in fee, and that as well Cicely while sole as Thomas and Cicely after 
the marriage between them were always thereof seised until it was 
taken as aforesaid, and praying that the king's hand might be removed, 
the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition touching the 
circumstances, and by inquisition so made it is found that the prior 
did not appropriate the said messuage, but that it is of the right of 
Cicely of a gift to her made while sole on Saturday after All Saints 
in the 6th year of the reign. 

Feb. 5. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with the manors of Stok Verdon and Wyvelesford which Eliza- 
beth de Burgo deceased held in dower of the heritage of Theobald de 
Verdon sometime her husband by his endowment, deUvering up any 
issues thereof taken since her death ; as it is found by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that EUzabeth at her death held no lands 
in that county in chief nor of others in her demesne as of fee, but 
held those manors as aforesaid of others than the king, with rever- 
sion to Thomas de Furnyvale knight, son and heir of Joan one of the 
sisters (sic) and heirs of Theobald, according to a partition made 
among the coheirs, and the king has at another time taken the 
homage of Thomas for his purparty. 

Feb. 8. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Morle, taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Robert de Morle, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken since his death ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, that Robert at his death held no lands in 
that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor 
for life of the gift of John de Bolyngton clerk and John Payn late 
parson of Swanton, with remainder to Robert his son and to the heirs 
male of his body, and that the same is held of another than the king. 



Membrane 34. 

Feb. 18. To Wilham de Fihlode escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to Bernard Brocas knight and Mary his wife, formerly wife 
of John son of Margaret de Borhunt, the manor of Weldon and the 
bailiwick of keeping the king's buckhounds, taken into the king's 
hand by the death of William Daunvers ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William at his death held 
no lands in that county in chief nor of others in his demesne as of 
fee, but that he and Margaret his wife (likewise deceased) held jointly 
the manor and bailiwick aforesaid, of the gift and feoffment of Richard 
Daunvers by fine levied in the king's court with his licence, to hold to 
them and to the heirs of the body of Wilham in chief by the service 
of being the king's hunter of his buckhounds, with remainder for lack 
of such an heir to John son of Margaret and to Mary his wife and 
the heirs of the body of John, that William died without an heir of 
his body and John son of Margaret is now dead, and that Mary is 
Uving ; and the king has taken the fealty of Bernard. 



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J3()J Membrane M — cont. 

Feb. 16. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Notinghamshire. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's liand and not to internieddlo further with 10 marks 
of rent of VViUiam Doyncourt knight in Tuxford, restoring to him 
any issues tliereof taken ; as the king lately ordered the escheator 
to certify in chancery the cause wherefore that rent was by him taken 
into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took 10 marks yearly 
rent issuing from two thirds of the manor aforesaid held by the said 
William, for that he found by in(|uisition, taken of his office, that 
William and others, whose estate he has, have taken that rent 
of the said two thirds which are held in chief by knight service, 
and for no other cause ; and the king considers that cause insufficient. 

By C. 

Feb. 18. To John de Stodeye the king's butler or his representative in the 
Westminster, port of London. Order to deliver one tun of wine for the present 
year to the abbot and convent of Beaulieu, according to the charter 
of King Henry III {as above, p. 46). 

Feb. 20. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Joan who was wife of Thomas de Holand earl of Kent the 
manors of Cotyngham, Witheton, Buttercrambe, Kirkeby Moresheved 
(with lands in Farndale, Gillyngmore, Brauncedale and Fademore), 
Cropton (with tenements in Middelton and Haretoft), Aton and 
Hemelyngton, with the members, lands etc. thereto pertaining, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of the earl, together with the issues 
from the date of his death ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises of the right of 
his said wife, and that the manors of Cotyngham, Witheton, Butter- 
crambe and Cropton, one messuage and 14 bovates of land in the 
manor of Aton are held in chief, and the residue of that manor and 
the manor of Hemelyngton of others than the king ; and the king 
has at another time taken the homage of the earl for the lands of 
Joan's heritage by reason of issue between them begotten. 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire, Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Gretham with its member 
of Thorle, the manor of Beseby with the soke and appurtenances in 
Beseby, Hawardeby, Waldneuton, Gunnerby, Alwaldeby, Askeby, 
Fenby, Briggesle and Northcotes, the manor of Brotelby and 501. 
of rent to be taken yearly of the men of Grymmesby, and other 501. 
of rent of the men and soke of Castre, all held in chief by knight 
service. 

To William de Hatton escheator in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 
Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Wykham, 
the hundreds of Wacheleston and Lutlefeld, the farm of the royalty 
and market of Dertford and a yearly farm of 30Z. to be taken of the 
profits of the county of Kent by the hands of the sheriff, the manor 
of Talworth co. Surrey, a yearly farm of 36/. to be taken of the 
citizens of Cicestre, and two thirds of 8/. to be taken yearly of the 
manor of Iden co. Sussex by the hands of the tenants, all held in 
chief by knight service. 

To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex, Hertfordshire and 
Suffolk. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of 



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Membrane 34— con^. 



Lammerssh, the hundred of Berestaple, a yearly farm of \\l. \\d. 
to be taken of the abbot of Stratford for the manors of Suddebury 
and Hamme, and a yearly farm of 50Z. to be taken of the abbot of 
Waltham Holy Cross co. Essex, the manor of Bissheye co. Hertford, 
and the manors of Kereseye and Leyham co. Suffolk ; as it is found 
by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the manors of 
Lammerssh and Kereseye and the said hundred are held in chief, 
the manors of Bissheye arid Leyham of others than the king. 

To John de Wyndesore esclieator in Leicestershire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Donyngton, held in 
chief by knight service. 

To Wilham Fihlode escheator in Norhamptonshire and Roteland- 
Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manors of Torpell, 
Upton and Eston co. Norhampton and the manor of Ryale co. Rote- 
land, held in chief by knight service. 

To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Notinghamshire and Derbyshire. 
Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Chesterfeld 
CO. Derby, one water mill and 405. of rent in the town of Allerton 
in Shirwod co. Notingham, the said manor held in chief, the mill and 
rent of Queen Philippa. 

To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning 1001. of rent at Wych to be taken of 
a certain fee farm issuing from the town of Wych, held in chief by 
knight service. 

March 22. To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Stratfeld Say, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Sancto Leodegario, 
delivering any issues thereof taken to Elizabeth late his wife ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in his demesne as 
of fee in chief nor of others, but held the said manor of the right of 
Elizabeth of others than the king. 



March 21. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. Order to cause 
Westminster. William son of John de Honeworth of Bodham to have seisin of 27^ 
acres of land and pasture in Bodham taken into the king's hand by 
the death of John ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that John at his death held in his demesne as of fee 
38 acres of land and 2J acres of pasture in Bodham in chief by the 
service of 10s. yearly payable towards the ward of Dovorre castle, 
whereof 13 acres are in the hand of Margery late his wife in name of 
dower, and the residue in the king's hand by reason of the nonage 
of his heir, that answer has been made to the king by the escheators 
for the time being for the issues of the 27 i acres from the death 
of John, who died on Saturday before St. Mary Magdalene in the 
23rd year of the reign, and that William is next heir of John and 
of full age ; and the king has taken the fealty of William, and of his 
favour respited his homage until Michaelmas next. By K. 



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1301. Membrane 34 — cont. 

April 2. To i\\o oollectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay 

Windsor. to HcMuy Pyeard the king's Serjeant 25/. for Easter term hast, taking 
his ae(|uittanee ; as the king of his favour, for good service, lately 
granted Henry by letters jjatent 50/. to be taken every year of the issues 
of ttie (iustonis in that port at Michaelmas and Easter l)y even |)ortions 
for life, or until the king should take other order for his estate. 

Membrane 33. 

March 12. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Dublin. Whereas it is 
Westminster, shew n the king, by the plaint of the abbot and convent of the church 
of St. Thomas the Martyr by Dublin, that Henry sometime king of 
England caused that church to be founded, and by charter gave to 
the same one carucate of land called Dunovere, where the abbey is 
situated, with mills, meadoA\' etc., to hold in almoin as freely as any 
chui'ch holds any tenement witliin England or Ireland, and that among 
other lands [and] liberties granted to the predecessors of the abbot 
and convent by charter of other kings, it is granted that they shall 
be quit of all secular demand and service of things to them ap- 
propriated save those which pertain to the crown, and that the 
abbot and convent may hold their court of their men for all 
plaints and pleas save those which belong to the crown, and 
although they and their predecessors have ever hitherto possessed 
the said carucate, and all pleas of lands and tenements within 
the site of the abbey from the foundation thereof have been 
pleaded and terminated in the king's court and nowhere else, and 
the abbot and convent have been wont to hold their court as aforesaid, 
and take amercements and profits thence arising, tlie mayor and 
bailiffs are unlawfully hindering them from so doing, and by distraints 
compelling their men to come to the court of that city to ans\\ er before 
the mayor and bailiffs on divers pleas affecting them which ought 
to be pleaded and terminated in the court of the abbot and convent ac- 
cording to the said charters, to the prejudice of the king, es])ecially as the 
keeping of the abbey in every vacancy and the issues and profits of 
the temporahties thereof arising pertain to him : order to desist hence- 
forward from such hindrances and distraints, suffering the abbot and 
convent freely to hold the said carucate of land and their court as 
aforesaid, and take the amercements and profits thence arising, 
according to the said charters, and as they ought, and their pre- 
decessors have been wont to do from the foundation thereof, and not 
molesting them or their men contrary to the said charters. 
Et erat patens. 

March 19. To the justiciary of Ireland or his representative. Order to cause 

Westminster, all hostages and prisoners in the custody of the king's English lieges 

in Ireland to enter Dublin castle and be there safe guarded until 

Lionel earl of Ulster the king's son, whom he will shortly send thither, 

shall come to Ireland. By C. 

[Foedera.] 

March 14. To William de Otteford escheator in Buckinghamshire. Order 
Westminster, to cause Walter, son and heir of John de la Grove of Chalfhunte St. 
Giles tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his 
father at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee, and which 
by his death were taken into the king's hand, though Walter has 
not proved his age as the custom is ; as by inspection of his body 

CR 12 



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13G1. Membrane 33 — cord. 

it appears that he is of the age of 40 and upwards, and for that the 
lands of his father do not exceed Is. a year according to the extent, 
the king has taken the fealty of Walter for the lands which his 
father held in chief, and respited his homage until Michaelmas 
next. By K. 

Vacated because otherwise above under the same date. [See p. 166.] 

April 6. To the mayor and constable of the staple of the city of Cicestre. 

Westminster. Order to cause the moneys of Raymond de Michorocan and William 
Pollard citizens of Cork, by them arrested in the said staple, it is 
said, to be dearrested without delay and delivered to Robert 
Piers of Cork, staying altogether the holding of a plea before 
them moved in the said staple by John Motoun ; as the king 
lately ordered the mayor and constable to certify him in chancery 
of the cause of that arrest, and they certified that 90Z. in the hands 
of John Wynnegod for certain hides sold to him by Robert Piers 
were arrested by the serjeant of the said staple at the suit 
of John Motoun, who complained before them that in the 21st 
year of the reign he freighted a ship called Ooldqueu in Brittany 
(William Garcy master) to sail to la Baye to lade salt there and bring 
it to the town of Yoghill, that the same so laded to the value of 32Z. 
while sailing thither was taken at sea by the king's enemies and 
recovered from their hands by certain men of Yoghill at Heydouqes 
by Beble, that two ships of the city of Cork forcibly by night took 
away the said ship so recovered with the salt contrary to his will 
without making him any restitution, as is witnessed by a writing 
sealed at Yoghill with the seals of many seamen and with the seal 
of the office of provost of that town, damages 40L, and that John 
Rudde of the city of Cork, whose merchant Robert is, owner of the 
money arrested, was one of those who took away the ship, craving 
in his said plea that he might be contented of the goods of John 
Rudde so arrested for the trespass and damages aforesaid, whereto 
Robert said that he has no knowledge of John Rudde, nor is his 
merchant, nor has John Rudde any share in the moneys arrested, 
nor ought men of the city of Cork to be aggrieved by reason of the 
said writing made at Yoghill, or have to answer in this ease, where- 
upon John Motoun craved that satisfaction for the trespass and 
damages should be adjudged him, for that Robert did not gainsay 
that the money arrested was of merchants in Cork, against whom 
maritime law is operative in such case ; and now on behalf of Robert 
petition is made to the king to order the said moneys to be dearrested 
and delivered to him, since they are arrested at the suit of John 
Motoun by reason of a trespass committed by others than the said 
Robert, Raymond and William, for which they are not bound in law 
to answer, and in the ordinances of the staple by the king and council 
made it is contained that no foreign merchant shall be impleaded for 
another's trespass or for any debt whereof he is neither principal, 
surety nor mainpernor, neither by the common law is any native 
bound to answer for another's trespass, and by the said certificate 
it appears that the moneys are arrested for a trespass committed 
by others than Robert, Raymond and William, for which trespass 
John Motoun is endeavouring to help himself by maritime law, which 
does not fall under the cognisance of the staple. By C. 

April 16. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order, under pain of for- 
Westminster. feiture, on sight of these presents, to cause forty freestone masons and 



35 EDWAIM) III. 



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1301. Membrane Mi — amt. 

forty masons to lay stone of the best in those counties to bo chosen 
and attached, and to be brought or sent with tlieir tools to the king's 
casth; of Wynd(\s()rc, so as to have them there before I May next, 
to be delivered to the king's clerk William de Wykeham, clerk of 
the works, to abide upon the works there at the king's wages so long 
as need be, taking nevertheless from every mason security for which 
the sherilf would be willing to answer before the king that he will 
abide upon the works and not withdraw without the king's licence, 
causing all whom he may know, by certificate of William, to have 
so withdrawn to be arrested and iiriprisoned wherever found within 
his bailiwick, so that they be not set free without the king's special 
order, and certifying in chancery under his seal before the day 
mentioned the names of the masons and the security so taken. 

By K. 
The like to the sheriff of Lincoln, for forty freestone masons and 
fortv masons to lav stone. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 32. 

March 6. To Richard de Ravensere receiver of issues and debts for executing 
Westminster, the will of Isabel the late queen mother. Order to pay to the abbot 
and convent of St. Mary de Graciis by the Tower of London, of the 
said queen's moneys in his keeping, lOOL for certain works of their 
church which the king has appointed to be done of the said queen's 
alms, whose will he has undertaken to fulfil, taking their acquittance. 

By K. 

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to pay to the above 
mentioned abbot and convent 28Z. 135. ^d. for certain tenements by 
the king newly acquired and given to them for certain chantries and 
alms in the said abbey for the soul of the late queen mother. 

To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Stratford Tony and Nyweton Tony, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of John de Bello Campo of 
Warrewyk, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but 
held those manors for life of the demise of Thomas de Pello Campo 
earl of Warrewyk his brother, with reversion to the said earl and his 
heirs, and that they are held of others than the king. 

April 28. To WilUam de Hatton escheator in Middlesex. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with certain tenements in Edelmeton, Totenham and 
Enefeld taken into the king's hand by the death of Peter Fauelore, 
delivering to Adam Fraunceys any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Peter 
at his death held no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee 
in chief nor of another, but that Peter and Adam held the premises 
jointly of the gift of John atte Berne and John Organ to them, their 
heirs and assigns, and that the tenements in Edelmeton are held by 
knight service of William de Say, heir of Geoffrey de Say tenant in 
chief deceased, a minor in the king's wardship, the tenements in 
Totenham and Enefeld of others; and the king has taken the fealty 
of Adam. 



180 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 31. 

May 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, if by 

Westminster, inquisition or otherwise they may be assured that Wilham de la Pole 
and Michael de la Pole his son acquired a capital messuage in the 
parish of St. Mary at Bridge, Staumford, of Henry de Tiddeswell 
of Staumford before 1 November in the 28th year of the reign, and 
that they or one of them has since without interruption or change 
of estate held the same, without that that the said messuage or any 
parcel thereof has after the said 1 November come to the hands of 
Henry so that it might be charged with his debts, to cause the king's 
hand to be removed, and the said messuage restored to Michael, to 
hold quit of the debts and charges of Henry, according to the king's 
letters patent ; as the king lately ordered the treasurer and barons to 
search a certificate of the sheriff of Lincoln in the exchequer 
touching the cause wherefore the lands of Michael in Staumford 
were by the sheriff taken into the king's hand, the particulars and 
the value of them, and to certify him under the exchequer seal 
of what they found, and by their certificate it is found that, 
by virtue of the king's writ of fieri faciendo of the goods and 
chattels of the said Henry and the lands which were his in 
fee in the 11th year of the reign and after, for 1,668Z. 2s. lljrf. 
due from him to the king of the price of 135 sacks, 6 J stones and 
2/6. of wool of his in that year brought over uncustomed and 
therefore forfeited, John de Bois the sheriff certified that Henry in 
that year and after had the said capital messuage in Staumford, 
value 10/. a year saving reprises and services of the lords of the fee 
and afterwards aliened the same to the said William and Michael, 
their heirs and assigns, and so the messuage was taken into the king's 
hand until he should be contented of the said debt ; and on 1 
November aforesaid the king by letters patent granted to William de la 
Pole the elder and the said Michael that they should not thereafter 
be charged nor impeached for any debts or charges wherewith Henry 
was then or might thereafter be charged for time then p|ist 
towards the king by reason of lands and rents in Staumford and 
Borley by Staumford by them acquired of Henry, nor should the 
same lands and rents, but they, their heirs and assigns, should hold 
the same quit of all demands made or to be made for time past 
upon Henry ; whereby Michael (now sole tenant of the said messuage) 
has petitioned the king to order his hand to be removed. 

April 20. To Thomas de Monyton escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to 
Westminster, deliver to John son of Thomas Joell the manor of Joelleston in South 
Wales, which Thomas his father held of the heir of Hugh le Despenser 
tenant in chief by knight service and the service of half a mark a 
year payable at the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul for all 
services, and which was taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Thomas and by reason of the nonage of the heir of Hugh ; 
as by inquisition, taken by Thomas Saundres late escheator, 
it is found that Thomas at his death held the said manor as afore- 
said, and held no other lands in that county of the said heir nor of 
others in his demesne nor in service as of fee, that John is his next 
heir and of full age, and that Guy Bryan knight held the same and 
took the profit thereof by grant of the king from the day of the 
death of Thomas (namely 14 May in the 23rd year of the reign) for a 
set farm to be rendered at the exchequer ; and Edward le Despenser, 
cousin and heir of Hugh, has at another time proved his age,, and 



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13()1. Membrane 31 — cont. 

the khVfi, has taken his homage for the lauds wliich Hugh hi.s uncle 
held in ehief, and has ordered that he shall have livery thereof. 

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, for livery of the 
third j)art of one knight's fee in Flemyngeston to iliciliard son of 
Richard Flemyng ; as [[it is found] by inquisition, taken by 
Thomas Saunders late escheator, tliat Christina who was wife of 
Philip Flemyng at her death held the said third part of the heir 
of Hugh le Despenser tenant in chief by knight service and by the 
service of 2s. 'Z^d. yearly payable at the feast of St. Peter and St. 
Paul for all services, and held no other lands of the said heir nor of others 
in her demesne nor in service as of fee, that Richard is her next heir 
and now of full age, and that Guy Bryan knight held the premises to 
farm from the day of her death (namely 1 May in the 24th year of 
the reign), and took the issues and profits. 

Membrane 30. 

April 18. To the sheriff of Suthampton for the time being. Order to pay 
Westminster, to John de Edyndon the arrears of his wages due for keeping the 
castle and town of Porcestre and the forest there from 20 February 
last and henceforward during his life, namely Sd. a day in time of peace 
and I2d. a day in time of war, taking his acquittance for every pay- 
ment ; as Richard earl of Arundell, to whom the king lately com- 
mitted the keeping of the said castle, town and forest with all appur- 
tenances for his life, taking the wages aforesaid, has granted the same 
keeping and wages to the said John, and the king by letters patent of 20 
February last has confirmed his grant, and has of his favour further 
granted that, if John shall survive the said earl, he may hold the 
same during his life, taking the fees and wages accustomed. 
Et erat patens. 

April 17. To John de Estbury escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to cause 
Westminster. John son and heir of John de Oddyngeseles to have seisin of the manor 
of Bradewell, taken into the king's hand by the death of Amice who 
was wife of John de Oddyngeseles ; as by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, it is found that Amice at her death held no lands in that 
county in her demesne as of fee, but held the said manor in dower 
of the heritage of John the son in chief by knight service ; and the 
king has at another time taken the homage of John the son for all 
the lands which his said father held in chief. 

April 12. To William de Otteford escheator in Buckinghamshire. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Little Broghton, 131 
acres of land and 8 acres of meadow in Caldecote, taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Thomas de Holand earl of Kent, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said earl at his death held no lands 
in that county in his demesne as of fee in chief nor of others, but held 
the manor and lands aforesaid for his life of the demise of Robert de 
Holand his brother, with reversion to Robert and his heirs, and that 
they are held of another than the king. 

May 10. To Robert de Thorp and his fellows justices of the Bench. 

Westminster. Whereas great multitudes of the people are suddenly smitten by the 



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13()1. Membrane 30 — cont. 

deadly plague now newly prevailing as well in the city of London as in 
the neighbouring parts, and the plague is daily increasing, whereby 
many prosecuting pleas and business in the king's court have for fear 
of death drawn to their own parts leaving such pleas and business 
in peril of loss, wherefore, by assent of the nobles and others of the 
council, the king has appointed that all pleas pending in the Bench 
shall be continued in the state they now are until the morrow of 
Midsummer : order to adjourn all pleas before them to be pleaded 
on the octave and quinzaine of Trinity until the aforesaid date, if the 
writs concerning the same were returned before them, and to fix that 
date for parties prosecuting their business, directing singular the 
sheriffs of the kingdom to keep all writs in their hands for return until 
the same date and then return them. By K. and C. 

{Fmdera.'] 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to Henry Grene and his fellows 
justices appointed for holding pleas before the king. 

[Ibid] 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning pleas, processes, accounts and other 
business pending before them in the exchequer, 

[Ibid.] 

April 6. To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to 

Westminster, cause all lands which they may be assured, by inquisition or otherwise, 
that Robert de Holiwode acquired while he stood in the king's ser- 
vice in Ireland, to be taken into the king's hand as forfeit by reason 
of his trespass, and answer to be made at the exchequer of Dublin 
for the issues thereof ; as it was ordered and agreed by King Edward II 
and his council that no justiciary of Ireland or other minister 
of the king there, while in office, should acquire lands within the 
bounds of his bailiwick without the king's special licence, and if any 
should so do, what he acquired should be confiscate to the king and 
his heirs ; and now the king has learned that the said Robert, who 
long held divers offices in Ireland, acquired divers lands while in 
office contrary to that ordinance. By K. 

[Ibid.] 



Membrane 29. 

May 14. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Westmorland. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a mes- 
suage and two bovates of land in Ormesheved late of William de 
Soulbergh, and a messuage and two bovates of land in the same town 
late of Master Adam Graunger, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify him in chan- 
cery of the cause wherefore the premises were by him taken into the 
king's hand, and the escheator certified that he so took them for that 
he found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that as well 
William as Adam, tenants thereof in chief by homage, as of knights* 
fees which were of Andrew de Hercla in the king's hand b}'^ reason 
of his forfeiture, was dead ; and after, at the suit of Master John 
de Appelby (tenant of that which was of Adam), Robert Boudekyn, 
William de Sandford clerk and Robert de Soulbergh chaplain 
(severally tenants of that which was of William de Soulbergh), alleg- 



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13()1. Membrane 29 — cont. 

in{4 that the premises are not held of the fees which were of Andrew 
at the time of his forfeiture or after, but of John de Hurworth yet 
living, and praying the king to order his hand to be removed, the 
king ordered the escheator to make inquisition thereupon ; and by in(|ui- 
sition, by him so made, it is found that the premises are not held in chief 
as of the knights' fees aforesaid, but William de Soulbergh at his 
death held the third part of one messuage, and 7 acres 3 roods of 
land of the said two bovates of Robert de Ormesheved, and the residue 
of the messuage and of the two bovates (namely two tliirds of the 
messuage, 12 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow) of John de 
Hortheworth, and likewise Adam Graunger held the other messuage 
and land of John de Derwentwater. 

May 16. To the justices appointed in Buckinghamshire to inc^uire con- 

Westminster, cerning weights and measures. Order to suffer John de Claydon, 
Henry Glover of Stretford and Richard Cole of Strctford merchants 
to weigh their wool and other merchandise by the weight called 
' auncel,' and to use that weight until Christmas next, that in the 
meantime the king may cause balances and weights agreeing with 
the standard of the exchequer to be prepared and sent to the sheriff 
according to the statute, not troubUng the said merchants for 
reasonable use of the said weight hitherto, provided that 
they be severely punished if they have committed any fraud 
or deceit ; upon the petition of the said merchants praying 
the king to grant that, whereas such balances and weights 
are not yet sent to that county, as they ought to have been accord- 
ding to the statute, whereby they or other merchants of the 
county cannot weigh therewith, they may in buying and selling use 
the weight called ' auncel,' as they were heretofore wont to do, 
until the same be sent. By C. 

The like to the justices in Oxfordshire, for the same merchants. 

May 14. To William de Otteford escheator in Huntingdonshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a 
messuage and 40 acres of land and meadow of Robert Denne in 
Gumecestre, a messuage and 40 acres of land and meadow of John 
Chipenham, a messuage and 40 acres of land and meadow of Reyner 
Garlop, a messuage and 24 acres of land and meadow of Reynold 
Manipeny, and a messuage and 20 acres of land and meadow late of 
William Balle in the same town, restoring to the chaplains hereinafter 
mentioned any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered the 
escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises were 
by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took 
them for that, by inquisition before him taken of his office, it is found 
that the same were aliened in mortmain and appropriated to certain 
chaplains for maintenance of certain chantries there Mithout the 
king's licence ; and after, at the suit of the said tenants by petition 
before the king and council in parliament presented, praying that 
the king would order his hand to be removed, as the said town is of the 
ancient demesne of the crown and held of the king at fee farm for 
120Z. yearly, and the men thereof have hitherto been wont without 
let to demise their lands therein at will to any persons whatsoever 
for life or a term of years by court roll according to the custom of 
the town in aid of payment of the said farm, and the premises 
were so demised to the said chaplains for life, without that that 



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1301. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 



they are put to mortmain, or that the chaplains have any estate therein 
save for Ufe only, the king desired information of the escheator ; 
and by inquisition, by him taken at the king's command, it is found 
that the said town is of the ancient demesne of the crown, that the men 
thereof in the time of King John took of him the whole town, with 
all escheats, liberties, courts etc., by his charter, rendering the fee 
farm aforesaid, to hold according to the custom of the manor, that 
the said men in all times past according to the custom of the manor 
might at will give, sell and bequeath in fee their lands therein by 
surrender by the hands of the bailiffs thereof for the time being without 
let of the king or any other, and that the premises were not given to 
the said chaplains in mortmain or aliened, but demised to them for 
life according to the custom aforesaid, rendering to the king the ser- 
vices and customs thereof due, under a condition that, if they should 
default therein, the men of the town might enter and hold the premises, 
revoking and annulling all the estate of the said chaplains ; in con- 
sideration whereof the king considers that the taking of the premises 
was unlawful. 

May 22. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the 

Westminster, port of London. Order to pay to Wolfard de Giscell, or to John his 
son and attorney, 25 marks for Easter term last, taking his acquit- 
tance ; as the king by letters patent granted to Wolfard, and to Eleanor 
his wife deceased, 50 marks every year for their lives to be taken of 
the issues of the customs in that port at Michaelmas and Easter by 
even portions. 

May 4. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, at his peril, to cause John Paak, 

Westminster. Thomas Berryner, Robert Unfray, John Polryn, John Carpentiere 
of Tykehiist, John Carpentier, John atte Brok of Baysche, John 
Carpentier, John de Fenklesham, John atte Vale, Richard atte Vale 
de Pecco and John Carpentier of Sandewich to come to work on the 
king's works at Sandewich without delay. By K, 



Membrane 28. 

May 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, altogether their demand made upon John son and heir of John 
Avenel or Warin de Bassyngbourn of Wynpol knight, Mary his wife, 
Master John Blaunchard and Thomas de Eston for 40L to the king's 
use, discharging them thereof ; as lately the king caused all the 
lands, goods and chattels which were of John Avenel deceased to be 
taken into his hand as well by reason of certain debts and accounts 
in which John at his death was said to be bound to the king as for 
restitution of a ship of a certain foreign merchant taken at sea in 
time of truce by Wilham de Rouceby late servant of John, 
for which John was convicted before the council ; and after, 
for that none was suing for such restitution, and by certificate of the 
treasurer, the barons of the exchequer and of the chamberlains it 
was found that John was not so bound save in 81i. 18s. only which 
he received at the receipt of the exchequer for his wages and the 
wages of men at arms and archers in his retinue when he was captain 
of the duchy of Brittany by the king's commission, and the king 
had knowledge that he abode a great while in the said duchy with 
many such men in the king's service, and if account were taken little 



35 EDWARD 111. 185 



1;3(',1. Membrane 2S — cont. 

or none oi the said sum would bo due to the kiii<^, and for that cause 
and for 40/., whicli Warin and Mary (daughter of the said Jolin) 
granted to ])ay, believinfi; that John son and licir of the said John 
was dead in Brittany and that Mary was heir of lier father, and for 
which Jolm Blauncluird and Thomas made a recognisance in chan- 
cery, the king pardoned the said debt and account, and ordered livery 
to be given to Warin and Mary of all the lands, goods and chattels 
aforesaid ; and now on behalf of John the son the king has learned 
that his father stood no small time in the king's service in Brittany, 
and after died in his service in Normandy, that if account had been 
taken \nth his said father for the wages of his men for that time the 
king would be bound to him in a great surplus over and above the 
sum he received as aforesaid, that John the son was made prisoner 
of war before his father's death, imprisoned at Paris for a year and 
more after his decease, and held to a great ransom, so that he could 
not come for restitution of his lands, that Warin and Mary after his 
coming to England rendered to him all the lands which descended 
to him by inheritance after his father's decease, by them occupied as 
aforesaid, and he so holds the same as his heritage, and that the 401. 
granted by Warin and Mary to have those lands out of the king's 
hand are being demanded of him therein by summons of the exchequer, 
[praying that] the king would order that demand to be stayed, as 
John the son cannot be bound or charged with the grant so made 
by Warin and Mary, nor is anything found whereby he ought to be 
Charged towards the king by reason of those lands ; in consideration 
whereof the king has thought good to cancel the said recognisance 
upon the rolls of chancery, and to discharge the parties above named, 
as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

May 14. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Westmorland. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the moiety of one stalling {stalinga) in 
Sleddale and divers other lands in that bailiwick, taken into the 
king's hand by the death of John son of Roland de Patton, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that John son of Roland at his death held no lands in that 
county in his demesne nor in service of the king as of the knights' 
fees which were of William de Coucy lately in the king's hand, but 
held the said moiety in his demesne as of fee of John Coupeland and 
Joan his wife by knight service as of the lands and fees of the said 
William which John and Joan hold for their lives of the king's grant, 
that long before his death he attorned for his services to the said John 
and Joan, and that he held in his demesne as of fee divers other lands 
in that bailiwick of others than the king ; and at another time the 
king by letters patent has given to John and Joan for their lives all the 
'* lands and fees of the said WiUiam. 

May 14. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Westmorland. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further as well with 
the moiety of one stalling in Sleddale as with the eighth part of the 
hamlet of Selsete, the moiety of the hamlet of Wynfell and tAvo 
tenements in the hamlet of Skelmiser, taken into the king's hand by 
the death of William de Thornburgh, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said William at his death held no lands in his demesne nor 
in service in chief, by knight service or otherwise, as of knights' fees 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 28 — cont. 

which were of William de Coucy lately in the king's hand, but held 
in his demesne as of fee the said eighth part, moiety of Wynfell and 
tenements in Skelmiser of others than the king, and though at one 
time seised of the moiety of the said stalhng in his demesne as of 
fee, long before his death gave the same to Roland his son and Alice 
his wife (both yet living) and to the heirs of their bodies, who (by 
virtue of that gift) took the issues and profits thereof until the 
escheator took the same moiety into the king's hand, alleging that 
William de Thornburgh died thereof seised, and that at the time 
of the gift it was held in chief by knight service as of the fees 
aforesaid, then in the king's hand. 

May 14. To Philip de Luttele escheator in Notinghamshire. Order to take an 

Westminster, oath of Elizabeth who was wife of John de Lungevillers that she 
will not marry without the king's licence, and to deliver to her in 
dower a third part of the manor of Tuxford (extended at \2l. 5s. O^d. 
a year), certain tenements in Hoghton (at 305. 2d.), certain tenements 
in Allerton (at 28s. lOd.), certain tenements in Grymston (at 
44s. 3^d.), certain tenements in Wellum Morhous (at 8s.), and certain 
tenements in Welhagh (at 18s. Id.), which the king has assigned to 
her of the lands of her husband. 



May 3. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to account 

Westminster, with Roger de Bromleye the king's clerk, as well for victuals by him 
delivered to Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk by the king's 
command as for those by him sold, and after taking to the king's 
use the price for which they were sold, whereof they may have 
knowledge by his oath to be before them sworn, to cause Roger to 
de discharged as well of the residue of the price of those sold as of 
those delivered to the earl, notwithstanding that they were for the 
most part bought to the king's use, charging the earl with those to 
him delivered ; as on 17 January in the 33rd year of the reign the 
king by letters patent appointed Roger to receive all victuals purveyed to 
the king's use in divers counties, bring them at the king's cost to the 
places appointed by the council, and there deliver and dispose thereof 
as should be by the council commanded, taking 40c?. a day for his 
wages and the wages of his two yeomen while in that office ; and 
after the king ordered him to sell for the best price he could red 
herrings, stockfish, cured salmon, onions and garlic and all other 
the king's victuals in his keeping at Honyfleu in Normandy, wines 
excepted, unless the said earl, who was then in those parts on the 
king's service, should msh to have the same or part thereof to his 
use, and if he should so wish and should have nothing in hand to 
content Roger for the same, to cause what he wished to be delivered 
to the earl at a reasonable price ; and now Roger has petitioned the 
king to deal generously with him in that behalf, as by long keeping 
the victuals were much damaged, so that they could not be sold nor 
delivered at the price for which they were bought, but the treasurer 
and barons, not considering this, are causing the whole price to be 
demanded of him in his account at the exchequer, as if he had sold 
them for that. By K. and C. 

May 8. To Simon Dolsely late mayor of the city of London, Simon de 

Westminster. Benyngton and John de Cicestria late sheriffs of London, receivers 

of tiie subsidy of Qd. the pound of merchandise imported or exported 



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187 



13()1. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 



from the realm last {^ranted for furtherance of the kiiif^'s war while he 
was over sea. Order to pay to l<i(;liard de Puryton and Robert do I'leseley 
20 marks for their pains and expenses in regard to the account of 
the said moneys, taking their accjuittance. By C. 

May 14. To Philip de Luttele escheator in Notinghanxshire. Order not to 

Weatminater. intermeddle further with one messuage, one mill, one dovecot, two 
carucates of land, 22 acres of meadow and 12/. 7|(i. of rent in 
Kgmanton taken into the king's hand by the death of John de 
Lungvillers, delivering any issues thereof taken to Elizabeth his wife ; 
as the king has learned, by inquisition taken at his command by 
Robert de Morton, Richard de Pensax and John de Wheteley, that 
John de Lungvillers at his death held the premises jointly with 
Elizabeth of the gift and feoffment of Richard de Pensax and John 
Bartilmewe vicar of Tuxford to them and the heirs of their bodies, 
and that the same are held of another than the king. 



Membrane 27. 

May 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster. John Malewayn and Adam de Bury, to whom the king committed 
for a set yearly farm the subsidy on cloths for sale granted him in 
ever,v the counties of the realm for redemption of the forfeiture to 
him pertaining of the alnage of cloths, to be discharged of 
62/. 2.S. 10|c/. a year of their said farm for the last two years, pro- 
vided they answer for the residue thereof for those years ; as the 
king of his favour, in recompense for damage and loss sustained by 
them in the collection of the said subsidy, has remitted so much 
thereof. By K. and C. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Order, as they love 
the king's honour and the safety of Ireland, on sight of these presents, 
to cause trusty persons to be appointed by letters patent under the seal 
used in Ireland, who may arrest all shipping to be found in Ireland, 
furnish the same with men and victuals, and bring it to the ports of 
Chester and Lyverpole, so as to be there seven days before St. Peter's 
chains or by the day of that feast at latest, ready to bring over the 
king's son Lionel earl of Ulster, who is about to come thither with 
men at arms, armed men and archers for the safety of the land. 

By K. and C. 

To the treasurer of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to pay by 
indenture to the persons appointed to arrest shipping (as above), 
and to the shipmasters and seamen, their reasonable wages and expenses, 
so that the passage above mentioned be not delayed. By K. 

March 10. To John de Neubury, the king's clerk, keeper of the great ward- 
Westminster, robe. Order to cause lively to be made, if not yet made, to Parnell 
Talleworth damsel of the king's cousin Joan sister of the duke of 
Brittany and to others of her household, namely one damsel of her 
chamber, one esquire, one yeoman of her chamber two grooms, one 
of her chamber the other of her wardrobe, of their robes suitable to 
their estate for Christmas last ; 'also to cause the costs and expenses 
of Ma,tthew Galeys yeoman of the said Joan's chamber, as well in 
regard to the making and furring of her robes and other cloths as in 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 

Westminstor. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

going divers times to the city of London for furtherance of her 
business, to be paid him of the king's gift. By K. 

[Feeder a.] 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to dehver to Edward prince of 
Wales, if he choose to have them by the extent, a messuage called 
Gayshames at Berkyngge and 120 acres of land thereto attached, 
with Goldherstland and 13s. of rent, another messuage called 
Hockeles, 55 acres of land and 3 acres of meadow, to hold until fully 
contented of debts due to him from Thomas de Sandewico deceased, 
late purveyor of victuals for his household, over and above the value 
of the goods and chattels already taken into the prince's hand, 
certifying his action in chancery under seal on the morrow of Mid- 
summer, and having there this writ ; as lately, at the prayer of the 
said prince, alleging that Thomas was dead, the king ordered the 
sheriif to take into the king's hand- all lands, goods and chattels of 
Thomas, and safe keep the same until the prince should be con- 
tented of the said debts or until further orders, certifying in chancery 
the value of such lands and the price and description of such goods ; 
and the sheriff returned that Thomas at his death had the premises, 
value 40s. Id. a year over and above the services thereof due, and 
that his goods and chattels were taken into the prince's hand by 
Richard de Stokes and Richard de Wyggele servants of the prince 
long before the receipt of that writ. By K. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
the distraint made by summons of the exchequer upon Richard earl 
of Arundel to answer to the king for the issues of the lands which 
were of Gerard de Insula deceased, the homage, fealty and relief of 
Warin his son and heir, and to cause as well the said earl as Warin 
and the escheators of the counties wherein the said lands are to be 
thereof discharged ; as on 20 August last, for that the said earl took 
upon him to answer for the issues aforesaid, in case by inquisitions 
concerning the said lands then to be returned it should be found that 
Gerard held any lands in chief so that such issues ought to pertain 
to him, the king ordered divers his escheators to give Warin livery of 
the lands which his said father at his death held in his demesne as 
of fee and which were by his death taken into the king's hand, together 
with the issues thereof, saving the homage, fealty and relief of Warin 
if any should be due ; and upon examination of all the said 
inquisitions now returned, it is not found therein that Gerard held 
any lands in chief in his demesne as of fee. 

To Thomas de Monyton escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to 
cause John de Cherleton, cousin and lieir of Alan de Cherleton tenant 
in chief, to have seisin of the lands of which the said Alan his grandfather 
was seised in his demesne as of fee, and which by his death were taken into 
the king's hand ; as John proved his age before Thomas Saundres 
late escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty for the 
lands which Alan held in chief. By p.s. [25278.] 

The like to Thomas Cheyny escheator in Devon. By p.s. [as above.] 
The like to John atte Wode escheator in Salop. 

Membrane 26. 

May 28. Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Richard Chauseye, who is insufficiently qualified. 



March 25. 

Windsor. 



35 EDWARD III. 



189 



1361. 

April 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 



To William de Otteford escheator in Huntinydotisliiro. Order to 
deliver to Alice who was wife of John Pollard, mother of William 
Pollard his son and heir, as next friend of the said lieir, to be safe 
kept for his use, 3 messuages, 24 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow 
in Hemyngford Orey, taken into the king's hand by the deatli of 
John, together with the issues thereof taken, and not to interm(Kldle 
further with his other lands held of others than the king and like- 
wise taken into the king's hand, delivering u]) any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that John at his death held no lands in that county in chief whereby 
the wardship of his lands at present ought to pertain to the king, but 
held the premises in Hcmyngford in chief by the service of M. yearly 
payable to the sheriff in the king's name, 4(Z. a year for hundred geld 
and hd. a year called ' ward halpeny ' likewise payable to the sheriff, 
and by suit of court at the view of the king's frankpledge of 
Hcmyngford and the sheriff's turn at Touleslond, and one messuage 
and 00 acres of land meadow and pasture in Fendrayton of 
others than the king, and that William is his next heir and of the age 
of 9 years and upwards. 

To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Order to cause John son of John de Norton, cousin and heir of James 
de Norton tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof James 
his grandfather was seised in his demesne as of fee, and which were 
taken into the king's hand by his death ; as John has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty for the lands which his said grandfather held in chief. 

By p.s. [25371.] 

To William de Hatton escheator in Surrey and Sussex. Like 
order, as John son of John de Norton has proved his age before John 
de Estbury. 

To the bailiffs of the town of Wych co. Worcester for the time being. 
Writ de intendendo in favour of Joan late wife of Thomas de Holand 
earl of Kent for lOOl. of rent, and order to cause the same to be paid 
her every year together with the arrears (if any) since the earl's death ; 
as on 20 February last, on the finding of an inquisition, taken by 
Leo de Perton escheator in that county, that the said earl at his 
death held at the said town the aforesaid rent to be taken of a certain 
fee farm issing from the town, as of the right and heritage of Joan, 
the king ordered the said escheator to deliver to her that rent, which 
was taken into the king's hand by the earl's death, with the issues 
thereof taken. 

Et erat patens. 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 
the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the lands of 
John son and heir of John de Brewosa, taken into the king's hand 
by reason of his alleged idiocy ; as by examination before the 
council he is not an idiot. By C. 

June 3. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the cham- 

Westminster. berlains. Order to vww the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 

and if assured that the facts are as alleged in the petition of Walter 



May 30. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 

Westminster. 



190 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 26 — cont. 

de Mauny, to pay him the arrears from 28 November last of lOOl. 
a year granted him by letters patent of 12 March in the 12th year of the 
reign ; as the said grant was made to Walter until provision should 
be made him of lOOZ. a year of land and rent within the realm, to hold 
to him and the heirs male of his body, and he has petitioned the king 
to order the arrears to be paid him from the date mentioned, as he has 
received nothing thereof, and for sure causes he released to the king 
the arrears to that date. By K. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order, upon the petition of Walter de 
Mauny, to pay him the arrears from 28 November last of 35 marks 
a year which he received for his life by grant of Thomas late earl 
of Norfolk and marshal of England, made at the king's request, 
of the fee which the said earl took yearly of the county of Norfolk 
by the hands of the sheriff ; as on 5 April in the 5th year of the 
reign the king by letters patent confirmed that grant, and Walter has 
shewn that he has received nothing thereof since the said earl's death, 
but has released to the king all arrears to the day above mentioned. 

By K. 

To J. bishop of Lincoln. Order to cause the abbot of Mussynden 
to be brought again to that abbey, and there to abide for the good 
ruhng thereof under safe custody so that he do not withdraw thence, 
although by his writ the king lately ordered the bishop to cause the 
said abbot to be kept in safe custody in the abbey of Nuttele of the 
same order in his diocese, as he was convicted before the king in 
his court of certain evildoings, and delivered to the bishop as his 
ordinary, but the abbey of Mussynden of the king's patronage for 
lack of a pastor is being wasted and destroyed. By K. 

June 18. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order to remove the king's 
Westminster, hand and not to intermeddle further with a water mill, 5 virgates and 
10 acres of land, 14^ acres of meadow, pasture for two plough horses, 
6 oxen, and 200 sheep, and a rent of 405. a year in Laverstoke, 
Muleford and Forde, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
William de Randolf at his death held the premises in his demesne 
as of fee of Thomas de Farnhull, and that he was a bastard, and 
died without an heir of his body. 

To the same. Order to remove the king's hand and not to inter- 
meddle further Avith one messuage, one toft, 3 carucates of land, 6 
acres of meadow and 100s. of rent in Hulledeverell, delivering to 
Emma wife of Thomas Cary knight deceased any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Thomas held the premises jointly with Emma, and demised the same 
to her for life before he espoused her, and they are held of another 
than the king. 

Membrane 25. 

May 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of Walter de Mauny, to view the letters patent and bills of 

the wardrobe shewing the king's debts to him, and to allow Walter at 

the exchequer so much as they may thereby be assured that the kinw 

is bound for to him in the 839Z. 14s. 8^. of clear debt, not in the 



35 KDWAHl) ITI. 



101 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



1301. Membrane 25 — cont. 

account of other dobt.s by him liorotoforo rondorod, for which ho is found 
by certifioate of the treasurer and baron.s to be Ijourid to the kinj^ for 
divers causes, so that if after that allowance made anythin<^ be due 
to the king or to Walter, either party shall be contented of the surplus, 
taking of him the letters patent and bills aforesaid. By K. 

To Thomasde Bothe. Order, for sure causes, to cause the ten mares 
of the king's stud in his keeping in the park of Knaresburgh to be 
sold for the best advantage by view and testimony of the king's clerks 
Henry dc Ingelby and Richard de Ravensere, and the money to be 
paid by indenture to the king's clerk William de Wykham surveyor 
of his works in Wyndesore castle for the expenses thereof. 

May 10. To Simon Dolseli late mayor of the city of London, and to Simon 

Westminster, de Benyngton and John de Chychestre then sheriffs thereof, receivers 
of the subsidy of Qd. the pound of merchandise imported or exported 
lately granted for the safety of the realm. Order to pay by indenture 
to the king's clerks Richard de Puryton and Robert de Plesele 20 
marks for their pains and expenses incurred in regard to the account 
of those moneys, taking their acquittance. By C. 

June 2. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause John de Meperteshale 

Westminster, knight to have seisin of a messuage and 18 acres of land in Meper- 
teshale, held by Henry Averay of Meperteshale outlawed for felony ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that 
the premises have been in his hand for a year and a day, that Henry 
held the same of the said John, and that Robert de Meperteshale 
now holds them of the demise of William de Otteford the escheator, 
who had the year and a day and the waste and ought to answer to 
the king for the same. 

April 11. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Westminster, cause the demand made to the king's use upon John Parker and 
John Gryote constables of the town of Maldon and upon Amyas 
Palmere of Maldon for a ship, crayer and cockboat or boat with the wool 
and fells therein to be altogether stayed, and John, John and Amyas 
to be thereof discharged, the variation between ship, crayer, cock- 
boat and boat or the delivery thereof without warrant to Reynold 
de Ferreres notwithstanding, taking from WilUam de Hynton, ap- 
pointed in Essex to arrest ships crossing with wools, woolfells and 
other customable goods without paying the custom and subsidy, a writ 
of privy seal to him addressed ; as on 10 April in the 33rd year of 
the reign the king by writ ordered John, John and Amyas to safe 
keep until further order a ship laded with wool and woolfells which 
William arrested as forfeit and delivered to them ; and now it is 
shewn by a plaint on their behalf that, though William delivered to 
them to keep as forfeit one small crayer (under name of a boat) and 
one small cockboat thereto pertaining with 237 fleeces of wool and 
123 woolfells, he after on 16 April following took the same from them 
and delivered it to Reynold to have of the king's gift by virtue 
of a mandate of the king's privy seal to him addressed, without 
that that they received of William any ship with wool and wool- 
fells, the treasurer and barons are distraining them to answer to the 
king as well for a ship and boat with wools and woolfells as [for] 



192 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 25 — cont. 

the crayer with wool and fells found therein, for that in the said 
privy seal is no mention of delivering a ship to Reynold, alleging 
that the ship is one thing and the crayer another separate thing, 
whereupon they have prayed for remedy ; and William de Hynton 
has in chancery acknowledged in person that he took from them 
the crayer with the cockboat, wool and woolfells aforesaid which he 
dehvered to them to keep, and delivered the same to the said Rey- 
nold by virtue of the said privy seal, and that no other ship or 
wools or fells were by him delivered to them. By K. 

June 4. To John de Laundeles. Order to caiise two thirds of two thirds 

Westminster, of the manor of Bampton oo. Oxford to be restored to Egidia who 
was wife of John de Molyns together with the issues thereof taken since 
the death of John, provided that answer be made to the king for the 
farm thereof during the time the same were in the king's hands in 
John's lifetime ; as on 30 June last the king of his favour by letters 
patent pardoned Egidia the suit of his peace for manslaughters, robberies, 
larcenies, felonies and trespasses whatsoever by her committed 
in England, and further gave her all her lands, goods and chattels 
which by reason thereof may be called forfeit to him ; and after at 
her suit for restitution of the premises, alleging that William de 
Golafre while he lived held the same for life with reversion to 
John and Egidia by fine levied before the justices of the Bench, 
and that the same were after William's death taken into the king's 
hand among other lands of John, for that he was as a clerk 
convicted before the king of divers felonies and died in prison, 
and are yet in the king's hand, the king ordered John de Estbury 
the escheator to make inquisition in the matter ; and by inquisition 
thereupon made it is found that William held the premises as 
aforesaid with reversion to John and Egidia and to the heirs of 
John by a fine levied at Westminster on the morrow of the Ascension 
in the 27th year of the reign, that the same were taken into the king's 
hand by reason of felonies whereof John as a clerk was convicted, 
that John and Egidia have granted to no man nor charged their estate 
in the premises, which are in the king's hand for the cause aforesaid 
and no other, and in the keeping of John de Laundeles by the king's 
commission for a set farm thereof payable, that they are held of 
another than the king and are worth 19/. 12.5. Sd. a year in all|issues, 
and that John de Molyns died on 10 March in the 34th year of the 
reign. 

June 22. To John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the manors of Spersholte and Westhanred 
taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Spersholte, de- 
hvering to Maud his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, 
but held those manors jointly with Maud of others than the king. 

Membrane 24. 

May 31. To the guardians of the temporalities of the vacant bishopric of 

Westminster. Hereford which are in the king's land. Order to cause the arrears 

of his wages and fees from 4 December last to be paid to the king's 

yeoman John atte Wode, and such wages and fees to be paid him 



35 EDWAll]:> Iir. 193 



13()1. Membrane 24 — cont. 

henceforth of the issues of the said temporalities according to the 
time the same shall retnain in the king's hand ; as on tliat day the 
king by letters ])atcnt committed to him the constableship or office of 
constable of the castle of Bisshopescastel co. Salop to hold so long as the 
said temporalities should remain in the king's hand without render- 
ing anything to the king, taking such wages and fees as others 
who heretofore held the office used to have ; and by inquisition, 
taken by the said guardians by the king's command, it is found tliat John 
Pencoyt, Thomas Glaas, William Hogeshawe, Walter Drak, Roger 
Collyng and William de Hull, late constables of the said castle, took 
the following fees and wages, namely lOl. a year for fee, one robe of 
the suit of the lord's esquires or 205., 4c?. of every brewing of beer 
sold in the town of Bisshopescastel, maintenance for two horses 
(value Qd. a day), and 2d. a day for the wages of the doorkeeper of 
the castle by them appointed. 

April 22. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Whereas J. 
Westminster, sometime king of England on 10 May in the 5th year of his reign by 
his charter gave the town of Ivelcestre to the burgesses thereof at fee 
farm, with all liberties and free customs, answering for the same at 
the exchequer at Michaelmas for 30L a year of the ancient farm, so 
that the sheriff should not intermeddle therein, and that 6/. 10s. which 
the same king gave to William Dennis {Daco), 405. of the mill which 
the said William held, and 405. of the hundred of la Stane should be 
reckoned in that farm as they used to pertain thereto ; and 
whereas the said king on 12 May following by another charter gave 
to William Dennis the said 6^. IO5. of rent which he used to render 
of the farm of the heywardship and Hechyng and other tenements 
which he held of the said king in the borough and for tenements in 
Ivelcestre, and gave him the mill of Ivelcestre whereof 405. are reckoned 
to the said king's farmer, to hold to William and his heirs of the king 
and his heirs by the service of the fourth part of one knight's fee for 
all service and demand ; and now it is shown the king by a plaint 
on behalf of the said burgesses that, although William, his heirs and 
assigns, by virtue of that gift held as well the rent of 6/. IO5. aforesaid 
as the 4O5. of the said mill, which were parcel of the said farm of 30/., 
without that that the burgesses ever took and had anything of that 
8/. IO5. from the time of the grant, the treasurer and barons are 
endeavouring to charge them henceforth with the whole rent of 30/., 
and with the arrears of the said 8/. IO5. so granted to William, and 
are causing them unlawfully to be distrained and troubled for the 
same : order to view the said charters, search the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, and if they may be assured that the 
81. IO5. are to be reckoned in the farm of the town according to the 
first charter, that the said rent which William used to pay as 
aforesaid and which the said king granted him according to the second 
charter were before the said gift parcel of the said farm, and that 
the burgesses have hitherto received nothing in aid of their farm, 
when the king shall be contented of 21/. IO5. every year from the said 
12 May for the farm of the town, to cause the demand made by sum- 
mons of the exchequer upon the burgesses for the said arrears to be 
stayed, and the burgesses to be discharged thereof, releasing any 
distraint made for that cause. 

By pet. of pari. [Ancient Petitions 3969.] 

CR 13 



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1361. 

June 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 



To Roger de Wolf re ton escheator in Essex. Order to take an oath 
of Joan who was wife of John Essex of Reddeswell tenant in chief 
that she will not marry without the king' s hcence, and to cause dower 
to be assigned her of the lands of her husband, sending the assign- 
ment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

June 20. To William de FiMlode escheator within the liberty of Holdemesse 
Windsor, co. York. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Brandesburton and two thirds of the manor of Mapelton, taken in- 
to the king's hand by the death of Margery who was wife of Roger 
Husee, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Margery at her 
death held no lands within that liberty in her demesne as of fee in 
chief as of the crown nor of any other, but held the premises jointly 
with Herbert de Sancto Quintino her first husband deceased of the 
gift and feoffment of Robert de Wyville bishop of Salisbury and 
Nicholas le Mareschall parson of Staunton, to Herbert and Margery 
and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the same are held of Isabel 
the king's daughter as of her manor of Brustwyk. 

To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Like order concerning 
the manor of Belle, 66s. bd. of rent at Thevershut, lOs. of rent at Lox- 
trowe and 48s. of rent at Frome ; as the king has learned by in- 
quisition, taken by the escheator, that Margery at her death held no 
lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but held the premises in her demesne as of fee of another than the 
king. 

To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts and Berkshire. Like order 
concerning the manor of Staunton St. Quintin co. Wilts, a messuage, 
80 acres of land, 14 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 6 acres of 
wood and lis. of rent in Bradelegh by Coukham co. Berks ; as the 
king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that 
Margery at her death held no lands in those counties in her demesne 
as of fee in chief nor of others, but held the premises in fee tail 
jointly with Herbert de Sancto Quintino late her husband deceased 
of the gift of Robert de Wyville bishop of Salisbury and Nicholas 
Mareschall parson of Staunton St. Quintin, to them and the heirs 
of their bodies, and that the messuage, pasture, wood and rent, 60 
acres of land and 8 acres of meadow thereof are held of Queen 
Philippa as of her manor of Coukham, the said manor and the residue 
of 20 acres of land and 6 acres of meadow are held of others than the 
king. 

June 20. To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 
Windsor. to cause Oliver son of Bertinus Punchardoun, cousin and heir of Oliver 
Punchardoun clerk tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof 
the said Oliver Punchardoun was seised in his demesne as of fee, and 
which were taken into the king's hand by his death ; as OUver son 
of Bertinus has proved his age before the escheator, and the king 
has taken his homage and fealty for the lands which Oliver Pun- 
chardoun held in chief. "^ By p.s. [25407.] 

June 12. Richard Hikman and John Barker, taken and imprisoned for an 
Westminster, alleged trespass of vert in the king's forest of Rokyngham, have 



35 EDWARD III. 



195 



1301. Membrane 24 — cont. 

letters to the keeper of the forest south of Trent or to his repre- 
sentative in the forest of Rokyngham, to put them to bail. 



July 3. 

Westniitistor. 



Membrane 23. 

To John de Estbuxy escheator in Oxfordsliire, Berkshire and 
Wilts. Order to deliver to John Lenveysy the manors of Hogge- 
norton co. Oxford and Combe Byset co. Wilts taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Milisent who was wife of Hugh Plescy, 
but not to intermeddle further with the manor of Westvvyttenham 
CO. Berks likewise so taken, delivering up any issues taken of the 
manor last mentioned ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, that Milisent at her death held no lands in 
those counties in her demesne as of fee in chief or of others, but held 
the said manors for life as jointly enfeoffed with Hugh her 
husband by fine levied in the king's court with his licence, with 
remainder to the said John for his life, and that the manors of Hogge- 
norton and Combe Byset are held in chief by knight service, 
the manor of Westwyttenham of another than the king ; and the 
king has taken the fealty of John. 

June 26. To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order to cause 
Westminster, dower of the manor of Oddyngleye to be assigned to Philippa who 
was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari late earl of March, tenant in chief, 
sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery ; as 
lately, at the suit of PhiUppa, alleging that the said earl on the day 
he espoused her and long after was seised of that manor in his 
demesne as of fee, and after demised the same for life to John de Bello 
Campo of Warrewyk with reversion to the said earl and his heirs, and 
praying for her dower of that manor, which is in the king's hand by 
reason of the death of John and of the nonage of Edmund son and 
heir of the said earl, the king ordered the escheator to make inqui- 
sition thereon ; and by inquisition by him so made it is found that 
the earl was seised as aforesaid one month after he espoused Philippa, 
and then demised the said manor to John for life with reversion as 
above, that John had no other estate therein, and that the same is 
worth 8 1 marks a year in all issues. 

July 4. To William de Hatton escheator in Kent and Middlesex. Order 

Westminster, to cause William son and heir of Geoffrey de Say tenant in chief to 
have seisin of the lands whereof Geoffrey at his death was seised in his 
demesne as of fee ; as William has proved his age before tlie escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and fealty for the lands which his 
said father held in chief. By letter of the secret seal. 

To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. Like order, 
as William has proved his age before William de Hatton. 

By the same letter. 

July 13. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Westminster, discharge Robert de KnoUes at the exchequer of 2,000 florins called 
' motons ' which he was bound to pay at the king's chamber for the 
keeping of the castles of Gravele, Fugery and Chastelblank {Album 
Castrum) in the duchy of Brittany for the 34th year of the reign, 
charging therewith those who ought to be charged, as Robert has 
paid the same. By p.s. [25439.] 

[Feeder a. '] 



196 



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1361. Membrane 23 — cont. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether their demand 
made upon Robert de KnoUes by summons of the exchequer for the 
same sum. By p.s. [as above.] 

[Ibid.] 



Aug. 20. To John de Estbury escheator in the counties of Suthampton, 
Beaulieu. Wilts, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Order to leave a man in the priory 
of Merton, void by the death of William de Freston the last prior, 
to keep the outer gate of the priory called the great gate in the name 
of the king's lordship, and not to intermeddle further with the said 
priory or the temporalities or goods thereto belonging, nor take any- 
thing there for the vacancy by reason of his office or other pretext, 
but to suffer the subprior and convent freely to dispose of the tem- 
porahties and other goods thereof as they used to do in times past ; 
as after search of the rolls of chancery, and after view of the cer- 
tificate sent by the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer con- 
cerning that priory, it is not found that answer was made to the king 
or his forefathers for the issues of the temporalities thereof at any 
vacancy, nor did the king intermeddle with the keeping thereof, save 
only that after the death of every prior the escheators for the time 
being entered the priory and set a man to guard the said gate, there 
to abide during the vacancy without taking anything beyond his 
maintenance. 

The hke to the following : 

William de Otford escheator in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, 
Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. 

Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and 
Hertfordshire. 

John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset and Dorset. * 

Thomas Cheyny escheator in Devonshire. 

John de Skirbek escheator in Cornwall. 

William de Hatton escheator in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Mid- 
dlesex. 

Richard de Wydevylle escheator in Norhamptonshire and 
Roteland. 

John Wroth mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. 

Aug. 20. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Notinghamshire. Order not 
Beaulieu. to intermeddle with the temporalities of the abbey of Peterborough 
or with the goods and chattels thereto belonging, but to suffer the 
prior and convent freely to dispose thereof, dehvering to them any 
issues thereof taken from the time of the vacancy ; as on 27 June last 
the king committed the keeping of the abbey to the said prior and 
convent, who undertook before him and the council to answer to him 
for the temporahties thereof so long as it should be void. 

The like to the following : 

Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire and Roteland. 
Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. 
John de Wyndesore escheator in Leycestershire. 
William de Otford escheator in Huntingdonshire and Bedford- 
shire. 

July 26. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order not to distrain 

Easthampstead. William abbot of Caen in Normandy for his fealty for lands in 



35 KDVVARD III. 



197 



1361, Membrane 23 — cont. 

England, releasing any distraint already made ; as the said abbot 
has done fealty for all such lands held by him. 

Memorandum that the abbot of Bee Hci'lewin took his fealty by 
writ of dedimus potestatem, which is on the files for this year. 

July 4. To the collectors in the county of Suthampton of tlie moiety of the 

Windsor, tenth and fifteenth lately granted for the expenses of men at arms, 
archers and others for defence of the realm while the king was out of 
England. Order to stay altogether their demand upon the true men 
of the town of Porchestre for the portion of the tenth and fifteenth 
falling to them, suffering them to be quit thereof, and releasing any 
distraint upon them made for the same ; as lately, in recompense 
for expenses and divers charges by the said men incurred by the 
king's command and in regard to the safety and defence of the castle 
and town of Porchestre, at the time when the king's enemies invaded 
the realm and burnt the town of Wynchelse, it was agreed that they 
should be discharged of the portion aforesaid. By C. 

Membrane 22, 

July 29. To John de Estbury escheator in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and 
Swallowfield. Wilts. Order to suffer the prior and monks of the monastery of 
Rading, now void by the death of Henry de Appelford the last abbot, 
to have and dispose of all possessions of the said monastery during 
the vacancy, according to the charters of former kings, restoring to 
them any issues thereof taken ; as by the said charters it is 
granted to the said prior and convent that, on the death of the abbot 
of Radyng, every possession thereof shall remain wholly and freely 
in the hand of the prior and monks of the chapter with every right 
and custom thereof, and the king by charter has lately confirmed the 
same, and has further granted that they and their successors shall fully 
use and enjoy all liberties and quittances in those charters contained, 
though they may not have fully used them. 
The Uke to the following : 

Thomas de Monyton escheator in Herefordshire. 

John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire. 

Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. 

William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. 

William de Hatton escheator in Kent and Sussex. 

July 25. To the mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth or of Plumuth. Order 
Kasthampstead.to cause a sufficient ship, of those not arrested for the passage of 
Richard de Stafford seneschal of Gascony, to be delivered to Andrew 
Luterell and Elizabeth his wife for their passage and the passage of 
24 persons, men and women, and 24 horses of their company, in 
either of the ports named where Andrew shall choose to cross the sea, 
any arrests of ships for the king's service (the passage of the said 
steward excepted) and any commands or commissions to the con- 
trary notwithstanding ; as the said Andrew and Elizabeth and their 
company are sailing for Santiago with the king's hcence. 

By letter of the secret seal. 

Membrane 21. 
June 23. To Robert de Thorp and his fellows, justices of the Bench. Order 
Westminster, to adjourn all ])leas before them, to be pleaded as well on the 
octaves and quinzaine of Trinity last as on the morrow, octaves and 



198 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^351, Membrane 21 — cont. 

quinzaine of Midsummer, in the state 'n which they now are or ought 
to be, to the octaves of Michaelmas, [as above, p. 181] by reason of 
the plague as well in the city of London as in neighbouring parts. 

[Foedera.] By K. and C. 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to Henry Grene and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. 

[Ibid.] 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, to adjourn all pleas, processes, accounts and 
other business pending before them. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

July 6. To Wilham de Hatton escheator in Kent. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with the manors of Hugham and Dene taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas Daldoun, delivering to Maud late his 
wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held the said manors 
as of the right and heritage of Maud, and that they are held of others 
than the king. 

July 1. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order, on sight of these presents, 

Westminster, to cause 240 hurdles for the passage of the horses of the king's son 
Lionel earl of Ulster, whom the king has appointed his lieutenant 
in Ireland, to be made and purveyed and brought to the port of 
Lyverpol and there dehvered by indenture to those whom the king 
or Lionel shall depute to receive the same, so that they be there on 
the feast of St. Peter's chains. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Gloucester for 100 hurdles, to be taken to 
Bristol for the passage of Ralph earl of Stafford to Ireland. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Somerset for 100 hurdles, to be taken to 
the same port for the passage of the said earl. By K. 

June 30. To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to take 
Westminster, the fealty of Isabel late the wife of John Pygot knight, according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Kerdyngton, the advowson of t^wo thirds of a mediety 
of the church of Hoghton Conquest, one messuage, 100 acres of land, 
5 acres of pasture, 10s. of rent and the third part of two water mills 
in the town of Kerdyngton, dehvering to Isabel any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that John at his death held the premises in chief jointly with Isabel, 
namely the said manor and advowson of the feoffment of Wilham de 
Ounesby parson of Dodjmgton, the said messuage, land, rent and third 
part of the feoffment of Elizabeth de Latymer, both made with the 
king's licence, to the said John and Isabel and to the heirs of their 
bodies. 



July 12. To the treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause all the war horses which 

Westminster. Ralph earl of Stafford caused to be purveyed in Ireland for the king's 
service to be appraised, and the price to be paid him of the treasury 
in case they or any of them be lost in that service ; as the earl is about 
to depart thither by the king's command to subdue the king's Irish 
enemies, and has caused great number of such horses to be there pur- 
veyed against his coming thither. By K. 



35 EDWARD HI. 199 



J30J Membrane 21 — cont. 

June 6. To Roger do VVolfreton escheator in Norfolk and Eshcx, (Jrder 

Westniinstor. to deliver in dower to Margaret wlio was wife of Richard de Plays 
tenant in chief the following knights' fees and parts of fees 
which the king has assigned to her of the knights' fees of her husband 
taken into the king's hand by his death, namely the fourth part of 
one knight's fee in Wetyng co. Norfolk held by Roger Poteys (ex- 
tended at 25s. a year), the third part of one knight's fee in Sistronde held 
by Michael de Ponynges (at 33s. 4rf.), the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Geyton held by Edmund de Geyton (at 50s.), one knight's fee in 
Depham and Little Elyngham in the same county held by Roger 
Cosyn (at 100s.), two knights' fees in Wendon by Walden and 
Macchyngg co. Essex held by Maurice de Berkele (at lOL), the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Arkesden held by the prioress of Campeseye 
(at 25s.), four knights' fees in Wydyton, Wenyngton, Reynham and 
Alvedele held by the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, 
Thomas Charnel knight and Gilbert ie Veyse (at 20/.), the fourth part 
of one knight's fee in Stanstede held by John de Bassyngbourne 
(at 25s.), one kinght's fee in Chingelford held by Dame de Roos (at 
100s.), one knight's fee in Witham held by Henry Basset, Robert 
Bakon knight and Amaury de Welyngton knight (at 100s.), one 
knight's fee in the same town held by Juliana Talbot (at 100s.), the 
fourth part of one knight's fee in Takeleye in the same county held 
by the prior of Tremenhale (at 6s. 3d.) 

June 30. To John atte Wode escheator in Salop. Order to take an oath of 
Westminster. Dionisia who was wife of Thomas Alvydele tenant in chief that she 
wiU not marry without the king's licence, and to cause dower to be 
assigned her of the lands of her husband taken into the king's hand 
by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in 
chancery. 

July 2. To John de Estbury escheator in Oxfordshire. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the fourth part of the manor of Stanlak taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Amice who was wife of John de 
Oddyngseles knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as 
it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Amice at her 
death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, 
but held the said fourth part in chief for her hfe by knight service, 
as of the fees of the earl of Albemarle lately granted by the king 
to Isabel his daughter for hfe, of the grant of Robert Corbet knight, 
with remainder to Edmund Giffard, Margaret his wife and Robert 
son of the said Edmund (all living), and the king has at another time 
granted to his said daughter by letters patent all wards, marriages 
rehefs and profits arising from the fees aforesaid in England. 

Membrane 20. 

Aug. 10. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
Brockenhurst. further with the manor of Manyngford Bohun taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas de Aldoun knight, delivering to 
Edward de Bohun knight any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief nor of others in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the said manor for life of the demise of 
Edward, with reversion to Edward and his heirs, and that the same 
is held of another than the king. 



200 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. 

July 28. 
[Kingslclere. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 



To John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire and Leycester- 
shire. Order to take a simple seisin in the name of the king's royal 
lordship within the gates of the priory of Kenylworth, now void by 
the death of brother John de Peito the last prior, and not to inter- 
meddle with the priory or with the temporalities, goods or chattels 
thereof, suffering the subprior and convent freely to dispose and take 
their advantage of the same without taking or removing anything 
thence, and delivering to them any issues of the said temporalities 
taken by reason of the vacancy ; as lately by letters patent the king 
granted to Thomas de Warmynton (then prior) and the convent that, 
at every vacancy by death, cession, resignation or otherwise, the 
subprior and convent and their successors should have the keeping 
of the priory and of the temporahties thereof with the goods thereto 
belonging as fully as any prior had, so that they should have the 
administration and disposal thereof as they should think best, 
saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons of the priory 
during such vacancy, rendering to the king for every vacancy, if it 
should last for a year, 117/. 2s. Sd. at which the temporalities are 
extended, as the king is assured by certificate of the treasurer and 
the barons of the exchequer sent into the wardrobe, and if a less or a 
greater time pro rata, so that no sheriff, escheator, baihff or minister 
of the king should intermeddle in the keeping of the priory or of the 
manors, granges or goods thereof, except that the escheator or other 
his minister at the beginning of every vacancy should take a simple 
seisin as aforesaid and immediately withdraw without taking any- 
thing away, so that he should not there abide more than one day nor 
leave a substitute in his room. 

The hke to William de Otteford escheator in Buckinghamshire. 



Aug. 18. To the steward and the marshals of the king's household. Order, 
Beaulieu. upon the petition of Thomas de Hampton sheriff of Suthampton, if 
he is amerced before the steward and marshals at 20s. before the 
king's commission of his office was delivered to him, as he alleges, 
for that he had no one for him in the court of the marshalsea, to cause 
that amercement to be annulled, and their demand against him for 
20s. to the king's use to be altogether stayed, releasing any distraint 
thereupon made ; as the king is aware that for sure causes he has not 
had his commission before the date of these presents. By K. and C. 



Aug. 18. To the sheriffs of London. Order to suspend the execution of any 
Beaulieu. judgment before them in the king's court of that city against Stephen 
de Burton, brother and executor of Robert de Burton late arch- 
deacon of Winchester, for recovery of any debts by the archdeacon 
due to others than the king, until the king be contented, who by his 
prerogative ought to be preferred to all others in payment of debts, 
and to stay altogether the taking of Stephen's body for that cause ; 
but it is not the king's intention that, by colour of this order, the suit 
of any against Stephen for the said debts, or any process before the 
sheriffs be hindered, provided the execution of judgment be stayed ; 
as all the goods and chattels of the said archdeacon are taken into 
the king's hand by reason of divers debts in which at his death he 
was bound to the king for the time he was receiver of the issues of the 
king's chamber, and now the king has learned by the plaint of the 
said Stephen that certain alleged creditors of his late brother are 



36 EDWARD 111. 



201 



]^3gj^ Membrane 20 — cont. 

impleading Steplioii l)cforo tlie sluu-iffs, and suing to take him, and it is 
not lawful that he sly:)uld be troubled for his brother's debts to others 
while the said goods are in the king's hand. By K. 

July 3. To WiUiam de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 

Windsor. remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a mes- 
suage and 60 acres of land of Ralph de Malverne in Burwell, de- 
livering to Ralph any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered 
the esclieator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises 
were by him taken into the king's hand, and the escheator certified 
that he so took the same for that he foimd, by inquisition before 
him taken of his office, that John Perussone of Burewell conferred them 
upon Ralph de Malverne priest for a perpetual celel)ration during 
his life, and so from one priest to another for ever, and Ralph 
aliened them without the king's licence to the brethren of the 
fraternity of Corpus Christi Cambridge ; and after at the suit of 
Ralph, alleging that he acquired the premises of John Perussone to 
him and his heirs in fee, and peaceably continued his seisin thereof 
until the same were taken as aforesaid, without that that the said 
brethren had or could claim any right or estate therein at any time, 
and praying the king to order his hand to be removed, the king ordered 
the escheator to make inquisition thereupon ; and by inquisition 
so made it is found that Ralph was enfeoffed and seised of the 
premises of the gift of John Pieressone of Burwell to him and his heirs 
in fee, and continued his seisin as aforesaid, without that that the said 
brethren had any estate therein before they were so taken or after, 
and that they are held of others than the king. 

July 4, To John de Wyndesore escheator in Leycestershire. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to Bartholomew de Burgherssh (son and heir of Bartholomew 
de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and heirs 
of Theobald de Verdon tenant in chief of King Edward II) the 
knights' fees and parts of fees following of the purparty of Elizabeth 
wife of Bartholomew of the heritage of Theobald, w^iich were by 
the king assigned in dower to Elizabeth de Burgo deceased (late wife 
of Theobald), and taken into the king's hand by her death, namely 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Stanton Herald then held by 
the heir of Ellis de Stanton, the eighth part of one knight's fee in 
Thorpe by Lilleborne and Bildeston held by William Chaynel, the 
sixth part of one knight's fee in Little Assby held by John Folville, 
the sixth part of one knight's fee in Flekeneye held by Ivo and 
other free tenants of the town of Flekeneye, two knights' fees in 
Brantyngthorp and Petelyng held by the abbot of Mereval, and one 
knight's fee, the moiety and the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Burton and Draycote held by Thomas Garshal ; as the king has at 
another time commanded that all lands of that heritage and purparty 
held in dower by Elizabeth de Burgo should be delivered to the said 
Bartholomew. 

Membrane 19. 

Partition of the knights' fees and advowsons which were of 
Henry late duke of Lancaster tenant in chief between the heirs and 
parceners of that heritage : — 

July 16. To Henry de Haydok and John Cokayn, guardians of the lands 

Henley. and knights' fees late of Henry duke of Lancaster tenant in chief 



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1361. Membrane 19 — cont. 

in Lancashire, Notinghamshire and Staffordshire. Order to deliver 
to the king's son John earl of Richemond and to Blanche his wife, 
one of the daughters and heirs of the said duke, the knight's fees and 
parts of fees following which were of the duke in the said three 
counties, taken into the king's hand by his death, and by him 
assigned to them, by assent of Maud the other daughter and heir, 
as the purparty of Blanche, namely two fees and the fourth part of 
one knight's fee in Tetynton, Bury, Midelton and Chaderton co. 
Lancaster held by tenants of Henry de Lascy, the eighth part of one 
knight's fee in Urmeston held by Richard de Urmeston, the sixteenth 
part of one knight's fee in Burghton held by Jordan de Crompton, 
the sixth part of one knight's fee in Hordeshale held by Richard de 
Hulton, the twelfth part of one knight's fee in Hawe held by Hugh 
le Noreys, three knights' fees in Wydenhous held by Henry de 
Lascy, one knight's fee in Makerffeld held by Robert de Langton, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Chef ton held by Richard 
Molyneux, five knights' fees in Blakeburn held by tenants of Henry 
de Lascy, the moiety of one knight's fee in Garstange and Urleston 
held by William de Lyndeseye, the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Garstange and Urleston held by Walter Fauconberge, Marmaduke 
de Twenge, John de Belewe and Margaret de Roos, the fourth part 
of one knight's fee in Kelgrymeshargh and Brynyng held by Thomas 
de Bethum, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Warton held by 
the said Thomas, one knight's fee in Frokelton, Neuton and Hethe- 
leswyk held by Adam de Frokelton, the moiety of one knight's fee 
in Wydeton held by Theobald Botiler, one knight's fee in Laton 
held by William Botiler, the third part of one knight's fee in Merton 
held by Wilham de Merton, the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Kelgrymeshargh and Brynyng held by Ralph Bethem, two and a 
half knights' fees in Penwortham held by tenants of Henry de 
Lascy, the third part of one knight's fee in Arkmell and Bryverton 
held by Edmund de Lascy, the moiety of one knight's fee in Hoghton 
and Walton held by the said Edmund, one knight's fee in Kirkedale, 
Claygton and Gumyldesmore held by the said Edmund, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Longeton, Cukeston and Laylond held by the 
said Edmund, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Penewortham 
held by the said Edmund, one knight's fee in Horneby held by the 
said Edmund, all in the same county, four knights' fees in 
Gameleston, Flyntham, Walesby, Houton, Mereseye, Morton, Barneby, 
Thorp, West Stretford, Claverburgh, Drayton and elsewhere co. 
Notyngham held by Thomas Mareseye, one knight's fee in Holme 
held by Robert Pirpount, the moiety of one knight's fee in Babworth 
held by Wilham de Grendon, one knight's fee in Cotegrave held by 
the abbot of Swyneshed, one knight's fee in Bothmeshull held by 
Walter de Furneux and Richard de Boslyngthorp, two knights' fees 
in CrophuU Botiller, Calverton and Neubold held by William Botyler, 
one knight's fee in Cotegrave held by John la Warre all in the same 
county, one knight's fee in Thorp Constantyn co. Stafford held by 
John Constantyn, one knight's fee in Drakelowe held by Walter 
Mountgomeri in the same county, one knight's fee in Lutton co. 
Lincoln held by Thomas de Multon, three knights' fees and the third 
part of one fee in Thumek, Munden, Walesby, Nettelton, Wytyngham 
and elsewhere held by the earl of Cornwall, three knights' fees in 
Swynesheved held by Thomas de Gredle, one knight's fee and a half 
in Sixhull, the moiety of one knight's fee in Bracebrigge, one 



35 EDWARD 111. 203 



13()i, Membrane 19 — cont. 

kni<j;lit's fee and the tentli part of one fee in Bloxham and the nhith 
l)art of one knight's fee in VVodeheved held by Thoinas de Oiedlf;. 
one knight's fee in Kelleshaye lield by Gilbert Haunsard, the moiety 
of one knisfht's fee in lY^l^l^ ''^^''^ kv Hob(;rt de Tateshale, the moiety 
of one kniglit's fee in Tydde held by John de Tydde, one knight's 
fee in Gymelthorp (sic) held by William de Gryraelthorp, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Svvalewe held by the abbot of Grymesby and 
the prioress of Nunecoton, tlie moiety of one knight's fee in Ryby 
luild by Roger de Aysterby, tlie moiety of one kniglit's fee in Botheby 
held by Nicholas de Bok and Thomas de Knges, one knight's fee 
in Wellyngoure held by Hugh Doket, Walter Fourneux and Richard 
de Boselyngthorp, two thirds of one knight's fee in Flete held by 
Thomas de Multon, the moiety of one knight's fee in Croxton, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Bulthara and Elsham, one knight's fee 
and a third in Fylingham and two thirds of one knight's fee in 
Engham held by William Botiller, the moiety and the fourth part of 
one knight's fee in Kirkeby Lailthorp held by the prioress of Grace 
all in the same county, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Hegham 
CO. Leycestre held by William Baseville, the twelfth part of one 
knight's fee in Hynkelee held by the tenants of Hynkelee, one knight's 
fee in Stoke held by Robert de Chaumpayne, the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Whenlesbergh held by Thomas de Whenlesbergh, one knight's 
fee in Wettherdelegh and Atterton held by Thomas Wake, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Hynkelee held by Nicholas Charnels, the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Hegham held by Thomas de Astelegh all 
in the same county, two knights' fees in Chalfhunt Seynt Piere co. 
Bukingham held by Geoffrey Bolstrode, one knight's fee in Tappelowe 
held by Walter Turpynton, one knight's fee in Santerden held by 
the said Walter, the moiety of one knight's fee in la Penne held by 
the said Walter, one knight's fee in Weston held by the said Walter, 
one knight's fee in Weston and Broghton held by Ela la Botiler, the 
eighth part of one knight's fee in la Penne held by the said Ela, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Tappelawe held by the said Ela, one 
knight's fee in Weston and Hyde held by Walter de Turpinton and 
Ela la Botiller, the moiety of one knight's fee in la Penne held by 
the said Walter and Ela, the eighth part of one knight's fee in the 
same town held by the said Walter and Ela all in the same county, 
one knight's fee in Fretenham co. Norfolk held by Thomas Bardolf, 
one knight's fee in Tonsted held by Michael de Meldon, one knight's 
fee in Heymford held by Thomas Bavent all in the same county, one 
knight's fee and a half in Sprouston held by John Aspale, one knight's 
fee in Sprouton held by Roger Daungerville, and two knights' fees in 
Ofton by Elmesete co. Norfolk (sic) held by William de Bohoun, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Bokested co. Suffolk held by Beatrice 
atte Lee, one knight's fee in Thorpe Morieux held by Thomas 
son of Hugh de Thorpe Morieux, the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Waddyngfeld held by William de Bello Campo, one knight's fee and 
a half in Ottele and Claydon held by Ralph de Hemenhale, two 
knights' fees in Yken and Boxhale held by William Sturmy, the 
seventh part of one knight's fee in Neuton held by the heirs of Gilbert 
de Ryston, the moiety of one knight's fee in Culfo held by Giles de 
Wechesham, one knight's fee in Sturstanton held by Thomas de 
Multon, the moiety of one knight's fee in Preston held by Amice 
de Preston, one knight's fee in Welexham held by Isabel de la Mote, 
one knight's fee in Thorpe Morieux held by the heirs of Guy de 



204 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 19 — cont. 

Ferrariis, one knight's fee in Medeham held by Roger de Huntyngfeld, 
three knights' fees and the twentieth part of one fee in Akenham^and 
Witjnigham, Clopton and Asketon with their members held by, the 
earl marshal, one knight's fee in Meldesham held by John Buttourt 
all in the same county, the moiety of one knight's fee in Shepefeld 
and Carlaxton cos. Essex and Sussex held by John Ratyngden, 
Thomas de Leukenore, Andrew de Medestede, the abbot of Begeham, 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Shefeld and Charlaxton held 
by Thomas de Sancto Mauro, the fifth part of one knight's fee in 
Flecchinge and Lanerkecie in the same counties held by Thomas 
Camoys, one knight's fee in Torring in the same counties held by 
Nicholaa de Aldeham, one knight's fee in Torryng and Bochinton 
in Westden in the same counties held by the dean of Cicestre, one 
knight's fee in Torryng and Westden held by Phihp de Neville of 
Scotton, three and a half knights' fees in Fokynton, Wennok and 
Exsete in the same counties held by John la Warre, one knight's fee 
in Claverham and Rakton in the same counties held by Thomas 
Hereward, the moiety of one knight's fee in Torrok co. Essex held 
by Richard de Gray, the moiety of one knight's fee in Lynham co. 
Oxford held by John Murye, the moiety of one knight's fee in the 
same town held by Adam de Shareshull, one knight's fee in Sewell 
held by the abbot of Redyng, the abbot of Eynsham, the abbot of 
Bruera and the prior of Colde Norton, the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Childeston held by Robert Barber, the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Chadlynton held by Robert de Hildesle knight, the fourth part 
of one knight's fee. 

MEMBRANE 18. 

in Karsynton held by William earl of Salisbury, the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in the same town held by William de 
Meldon, two thirds of one knight's fee in the same town held by 
the abbess of Godestowe, three and a half knights' fees in Assele, 
Tumele and Bightewell held by Roger de Cotesford knight, one knight's 
fee in Pyreton held by William earl of Norhampton all in the same 
county, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Cherleton by Wanetyng 
CO. Berks held by Robert Martyn, the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Drayton in the same county held by Gilbert de Ellesfeld, one 
knight's fee in Strode co. Kent held by Thomas de Fleynesford, three 
quarters of one knight's fee in Hasty ngley held by Edmund son of 
Simon, one knight's fee in Godwynston held by Thomas de Favorsham, 
Thomas Chuche and Richard de Gravene, one knight's fe^ in 
Chewesfeld held by Thomas de Fleynesford, the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Strode held by the master of the new work of St. Mary of 
Strode, one knight's fee and the moiety of one fee in Clyve held by 
Geoffrey Dyve, one knight's fee in Hastyngs held by Nicholas de 
Charnell, one knight's fee in Shaldeforde held by Robert de Monte 
Alto all in the same county, one knight's fee in Emeldon co. North- 
umberland held by the men of that town, one knight's fee in Dunstan 
and Craucestre held by the men of those towns, one knight's fee in 
Staunford and Neuton held by the men of those towns, one knight's 
fee in Fenton held by the men of that town, one knight's fee in 
Warudham and Hulbourne held by the men of those towns, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Sheple and Cartynton held by the men 
of those towns, the moiety of one knight's fee in Burton held by the 
men of that town aU in the same county, one knight's fee in Anestan 



35 EDVVAIll) Ur. 206 



1361. Membrane \S—cont. 

CO. York hold by Gervaso liernak, the moiety of one knipht's fee 
in Little Anestan held by Thomas Deyvillc, and 31 knights' fees in 
that county which pertain to the honour of Pontefract. By K. 

To Roger de Wydryngton and Thomas Galon guardians of the 

said late duke's lands and fees in Northumberland. Order to 

deliver to the said John aiul Blanche the knights' fees and parts of 

fees of her purparty in that county {as above specified). By K. 

The hke to the following : 

William de Mirfeld and John do Laysyngcroft guardians in 

Yorkshire. 
Robert de Elkyngton guardian in Lincolnshire. 
Walter atte Bergh guardian in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. 
William de Hatton guardian in Essex, Sussex and Kent. 
Robert de Ernesby guardian in Leycestershire. 
William de Hatfeld guardian in Bukinghamshire. 
Edmund de Uflford and Richard de Rougham guardians in Nor- 
folk and Suffolk. 

To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deliver 
to the said John and Blanche, to her purparty, so many of the following 
advowsons of the said late duke as are in his bailiwick, namely the 
advowsons of the churches of Ouston, Camsale, Acworth, Castelford, 
Methelay, Berewyk, Bradeford, Almanbury, Berton co. York, Preston 
and St. Michael co. Lancastre, the priories of Pontefract co. York 
and of Lancastre, the hospitals of St. John of Pontefract co. York 
and St. Mary Magdalene co. Lancastre, the chapel within Pontefract 
castle and the deanery and three prebends therein. ■ By K. 

To Henry de Haydok and John Cokayn, guardians of the knights' 
fees and advowsons of the said late duke in Lancashire. Like order 
as regards the above named advowsons which are in that county. 

By K. 

July 16. To Thomas de Monyton escheator in Gloucestershire and Here- 

Henley, fordshire and in the march of Wales adjoining. Order to deliver 
to Maud, one of the daughters of the said late duke, to her purparty 
assigned to her by the king by assent of John earl of Richemond 
and Blanche his wife, so many of the following advowsons of the said 
duke as are in his bailiwick, namely the advowsons of the churches 
of Tiberton co. Gloucester, Lanethli, St. Ismael and Langeinor in the 
march of Wales, Stoke and Wolstanton co. Stafford, Ribecestre co. 
Lancaster, Herteley co. Suthampton, of the priories of Motesfonte co. 
Suthampton, Monemuth, E^^'enny and Kide\Aelly in the march of 
Wales, of the abbey of Combe co. Warwick, and of twelve prebends in the 
chapel of St. Mary of the new work Leycestre co. Leycestre. By K. 

To John atte Wode escheator in Staffordshire. Like order re- 
garding the advowsons above mentioned in his bailiwick. 
The like to the following : — 

John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire and Leycester- 
shire. 
Henry de Haydok clerk and John Cokayn, guardians of the 
knights' fees and advowsons of the late duke in Lancashire. 



206 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 17. 

July 16. To Walter atte Bergh guardian of the lands and knights' fees of 
Henley. the said late duke in Wilts, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, 
Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Somerset, Devonshire and 
the march of Wales. Order to deliver to the said Maud, to her pur- 
party, so many of the follo\ving knights' fees and parts of fees as 
are in his bailiwick, namely the third part of one knight's fee in 
Frollesworth co. Leycester held by John de Amory and Eleanor his 
wife, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Endreby held by Philip 
de Neville, one knight's fee in Sapcote, Stoke and Upton held by 
Ralph Basset, one knight's fee in Thurleston, Normanton, Craft and 
Sutton held by Robert Chaumpayne, one knight's fee in Normanton, 
Thurleston and Craft held by Hugh Turville, one knight's fee in 
Broghton and Sutton held by Thomas de Asteley, one knight's fee 
in Cuntasthorp [and] Blaby held by the earl of Warrewyk, the 
sixteenth part of one knight's fee in Shulton held by John de 
Barwell, the twelfth part of one knight's fee in Wheston held by 
Hugh Danet, the fifth part of one knight's fee in Whatton held by 
John de Segrave, the third part of one knight's fee in Burstall held 
by Thomas de Kygelegh, one knight's fee in Silleby [and] Therneby 
held by John de Segrave, the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Belgrave held by Lawrence de Belgrave, the twentieth part of one 
knight's fee in Hatherne held by Thomas de Thorp, one knight's fee 
in Wymondeswold, Burton and Prestwold held by Thomas de Chaworth, 
the tenth part of one knight's fee in Thorp Serly held by Juliana who 
was wife of Serlion de Thorp, one knight's fee in Anlep held by Hugh 
Turville, one knight's fee in Stywaldesby and Saxby held by the 
said Hugh, the third part of one knight's fee in Walton held by the 
said Hugh, two thirds of one knight's fee in Whalton held by 
Anketin Hubaud, three knights' fees in Evyngton and Humberton 
held by Richard de Grey, the moiety of one knight's fee in Belegrave 
held by Henry de Ferrariis, one knight's fee in Wymondeswold, Burton, 
Prestwold and Cotes held by John de Segrave all in the same county, 
one knight's fee in Gunthorp co. Nottingham held by Peter de Monte 
Forti, one knight's fee in Lokvnton co. Leycester held by the abbot 
of Leycestre, one knight's fee in Shanketon and Herewyk held by 
Robert de Wyvelee, one knight's fee in Staunton and Tedyngworth 
held by the said Robert, the moiety of one knight's fee in Wykyn- 
geston held by Robert de Chaumpayne, the tenth part of one knight's 
fee in Willesby and Endreby held by Thomas de Ryperes, the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Langeton held by Robert de Sadyngton, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Walton and Southkenelyngworth 
held by Alice de Woure, the moiety of one knight's fee in South- 
kenelyngworth held by Richard le Louerd, the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in the same town held by Robert son of Simon, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Thorp by Lilleborne held by Roger Malure, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Butteneswell held by Constantina 
de Neville, one knight's fee in Mouslegh and Humberton held by 
Anketin Hubaud, one knight's fee in Knaptoft held by Thomas de 
Roshale, one knight's fee in Gloreston, Crawhogh and Stokefaston 
held by Ralph Basset, the moiety of one knight's fee in Sraytheton 
and Westerby held by Hugh Turville, two knights' fees in Langeton 
with its members held by Thomas de Astelegh, one knight's fee in 
Magna Asshby held by James de Audeley, the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Raveneston held by William Botiller, the sixth part 
of one knight's fee in Cateby held by John de Segrave, one knight's 



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1301. Membrane 17 — cont. 

foe in Pcightilton and Stapilton lu^ld by William Motoun, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Kirkeby held by Ralph Malute, tlie moiety of 
one knight's fee in Dagworth {sic) held by Damede Holand, the moiety 
of one kriiglit's fee in Thorneton held by the earl of Warrewyk, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Clenefeld held by Henry de Ferrariis, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Bryntyngthorp held by Henry 
Danet all in Leycestershire, the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Wymondecote co. Warwick held by Roger de Cuilly, one knight's 
fee in Ilmedon held by Peter de Monte Forti, the eighth part of one 
knight's fee in Radewaye held by the abbot of Stoneley, the eighth 
part of one knight's fee in OxhuU held by the abbot of Bordesley, 
the fifth part of one knight's fee in Herberbury held by the abbot 
of Coumbe, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Wodecote held by 
William Botiller, one knight's fee in Fennyeompton held by the 
said WiUiam, two knights' fees in Mersshton and Etyndon held by 
the said William, one knight's fee and the moiety of one fee in 
Pynglegh, Lodynton and Overlegh held by the said William, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Tachebrok held by the said William, 
the moiety of one knight's fee held by the said William, the fifth 
part of one knight's fee in Harberbury held by John Malure, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Filyngleye held by John de Hastings, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Morton and Mershull held by John 
de Busshopeston, one knight's fee in Brynkelowe held by John 
Moubray, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Herberbury held by 
John Malure, the moiety of one knight's fee in Palyngton and 
Herdeburgh held by John Ryvel and William de Charnelles, the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Palyngton held by John de Payto, one 
knight's fee in Lap worth held by Hugh de Braundeston and his par 
ceners, two knights' fees in Wappenbury with the members held 
by Thomas Wake, the tenth part of one knight's fee in Esenhull 
held by John de Esenhull and Margery de Ruton all in the same 
county, one knight's fee in Edwalton co. Notingham held by Ralph 
Basset, one knight's fee in Gotham held by John de Seint Andrew, 
the third part of one knight's fee in the same town held by Lawrence 
de Sancto Mauro, one knight's fee in Raumpeston held by the abbot 
of Gerwedon all in the same county, one knight's fee in Merston 
Trussell co. Norhampton held by Robert de Wyvele, the moiety of 
one knight's fee in Thorp by Lumbenham held by Anketil Maloree, 
one knight's fee and the moiety of one fee in Lilleborne held by Ralph 
Botiller, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Asshby Leger held by 
Nicholas de Craunsford, one knight's fee in Eydon held by Richard 
Wale, one knight's fee in Esthaldon {sic) and Aldenby held by John de 
Seint Andrew, the third part of one knight's fee in Esthaddon, West- 
haddon, Aldenby and Brampton held by Henry Bray, one knight's fee in 
Esthaddon and Brampton held by John de Ratenden, the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Scyresham held by Robert de Twyford, 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Whelyngburgh held by Baldwin 
le Maners, one knight's fee in Welton and Stav[er]ton held by Thomas 
de Astelegh, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Claycotes held by 
the said Thomas, two knights' fees in Neubold, Sutton, Byfeld, 
Cherleton and Kateby held by Richard de Gray, four knights' fees 
and the moiety of one fee in Dodeford, Thurneby, Yelvertoft, Walton 
and elsewhere held by William de Caynes, the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Asshby and Thorp held by Seman de Stokes and his parceners, 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Helmelden held by William 



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1361. Membrane 17 — cont. 

Turville, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Atteneston held by 
Sara Hayward, one knight's fee and the moiety of one fee in Helraedon 
held by the said Sara, the moiety of one knight's fee in Croulton 
held by the said Sara, five knights' fees in Grutworth, Eveneilegh, 
Preston, Farthyngston, Kyslyngbury, Bryngton, Charwelton, Pokes- 
legh, Couwesgrave, Forstratford, Tyffeld, Byfeld and Bukeby held 
by Thomas de Leukenore all in the same county, three quarters of 
one knight's fee in Ty co. Roteland held by John Folvile, one knight's 
fee in Chitterne co. Wilts held by the earl of Salisbury, one knight's 
fee in Aleton held by Robert de Wodeford, the fifth part of one 
knight's fee in Hakeneston held by Philip de la Beche, the fifth part 
of one knight's fee in Hakeneston and Netherhaven held by 
Amaury de Sancto Amando, the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Compton and Brommore held by John de Brunmore, a serjeanty in 
Netherhaven held by Roger Cormayles, one knight's fee in Old Aston 
Caynell held by William Caynell, two thirds of one knight's fee in 
Hardon Heighwyke held by John de Sancto Laudo and Agnes his 
wife daughter and heir of Alexander Cheverell, the third part of 
one knight's fee in the same town held by Walter Skydemore, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Whiteford held by Adam de la Forthe, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in the same town held by John 
de Bonham, the moiety of one knight's fee in Cheldrington held b}' 
Henry de Thistelden, the moiety of one knight's fee in Chichelowe 
held by Henry de Rodborne, the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Adyngton held by John de Aure all in the same county, one knight's 
fee in Sandon co. Berks held by Robert de Fokerham, one knight's 
fee in Hudden held by the prior of St. Frideswyde, one knight's fee 
in Terapleton held by the master of the Hospital, the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Westildeslegh held by Robert Fokerham, one knight's 
fee in Kentebury Eton held by the prioress of Nonne Eton, two thirds 
of the moiety of one knight's fee in Westildeslegh held by Miles de 
Bello Campo all in the same county, the moiety of one knight's fee 
in Lillyngston co. Oxford held by Margery Oriole, the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Shutton by Charwell in the same county held by John 
de Baldyngton, one knight's fee in Chauton and Catryngton with 
the members co. Suthampton held by John son of Fulk Lestraunge, 
one knight's fee in Erleston held by Isabel Dunstede, the moiety of 
one knight's fee in Somborne held by Andrew Payn, the fourth part 
of one knight's fee in the same town held by the said Andrew, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Fifhyde by Andevre held by John de 
Merwell, the moiety of one knight's fee in Belanny held by Richard 
de Bello Agneto, the moiety of one knight's fee in Shalden held by 
Dame de Kendale, the fifth part of one knight's fee held by 
John de Cadenore, the twentieth part of one knight's fee in Wordam 
held by Peter Polayn, the twentieth part of one knight's fee held by 
William de Staunford, the twentieth part of one knight's fee held 
by Thomas Conan, the fourth part of one knight's fee at la Doune 
held by Richard Byflet, the fourth part of one knight's fee held by 
Arnold Wastehose, the fourth part of one knight's fee held by 
Gilbert de Staunford, the eighth part of one knight's fee held by 
Gilbert Godewyn all in the same county, one knight's fee in Duxton 
bv Monemuth and in Morton co. Worcester held by Walter le Bret, 

Membrane 16. 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Comston by Asperton co. 



35 EDWARD III. 209 



ll^()l. Membrane lG~cont. 

Hereford held by Henry do Hereford, one knight's fee in Aspcrton 
and Strctton in the same county held by William Graunson, one 
knight's fee in Mayneston by Monemuth and in Mayneston by Asperton 
CO. Hereford held by Richard de Fay, one knight's fee in Dilue co. 
Hereford held by John Giflfard, the fifth part of one knight's fee in 
Walsoperthorn held by the heirs of Michael de Crichetote, one knight's 
fee in Logwardyn in the same county held by Roger Chaundos, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Weston co. Gloucester held by John de Langelegli, 
one knight's fee in Quenton and Redbrok held by John Marmyon, the 
fourth part of one knight's fee held by tenants of Hugh Chart, one 
knight's fee in Longehope held by Richard Talbot, the fourth part 
of one knight's fee held by the heirs of Hugh Chart, one knight's fee 
in Tyberton held by William de Lunge, the fifth part of one knight's 
fee in the same town held by Geoffrey le Frere, the eighth part of one 
knight's fee in the same town held by Ralph Marmyon, the twentieth 
part of one knight's fee in the same town held by William Fiaunkeleyn, 
the fortieth part of one knight's fee in the same town held by John son 
of Stephen, the third part of one knight's fee in Chesterton held by 
Edmund de Langeley all in the same county, one knight's fee in 
Bradenham co. Norfolk held by Roger de Huntyngfeld, two knights' 
fees in Hadescotoftes held by the abbot of Prewes, two knights' fees 
in Croxton held by the abbot of Sibbeston, the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Fymbergh held by the bishop of Ely, the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Lound held by Oliver de Wyth all in the same county, the 
fourth part of one knight's fee in South Milne and Charleton co. Bed- 
ford held by the prior of St. Neots, the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Middelton held by Richard de Grey, the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in South Milne in the same county held by William Hareoourt, 
one knight's fee in Gretton and Barton co. Cambridge held by 
Walter de Wygynthon, one knight's fee in Pittenham co. Hertford h eld 
by Hugh de Herdburgh, the moiety of one knight's fee in Shapwyk co. 
Dorset held by Roger Chaumpaygne, the fourth part of one knight's fee 
in the same town held by Richard Haveryng, two thirds of one knight's 
fee in the same town held by tenants of Richard le Vynter, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Mayden Neweton held by Reynold de Sane to 
Martino, one knight's fee in Upsidelyng held by John de Cobham all in 
the same county, two thirds of one knight's fee of Morteyn in Leghe by 
Tyverton co. Somerset held by William de Leghe, the third part 
of one knight's fee in la Heighland held by the heirs of Baldwin de 
BoUestane, the moiety of one knight's fee in Northover by Yevelcestre 
held by Patrick de Cadursis, the fourth part of one knight's fee held 
by the master of the hospital of Briggewautier, two knights' fees and 
the moiety of one fee in Horsheigh, Boure, Polette and Leigh held by 
John de Horsheygh, one knight's fee in Radene held by William 
Malherbe, the fiftieth part of one knight's fee in Sydenham by Brigge- 
wautier held by Thomas Rogeroun, the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Radde worth held by Hugh son of William de Ferreres, one knight's 
fee in Tolm held by Peter son of Warin, the fortieth part of one 
knight's fee in Haldesworth co. Devon held by the heir of William 
Mart5rn, one knight's fee in Wyke St. Pancras held by William de 
Ferrariis, the moiety of one knight's fee in Southewyk held by John 
son of Martin de Kolby, the moiety of one knight's fee in Moneton held 
by Robert de Molyneux, one knight's fee in Peaumere held by Robert 
de Kirkham, one knight's fee in Spreton and Berlesleigh held by 
William Talbot, one knight's fee in Yowe held by Thomas de Tette- 

CR 14 



210 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 16—cont. 

burne, the thirtieth part of one knight's fee in Tredogg and Todecote 

held by Wilham Spek, the thirtieth part of one knight's fee in Tredogg 

and Silkenlond held by John de Agneto, the moiety of one knight's fee 

in Kippyngescote held by Robert de Horton, one knight's fee in 

Shilford and Farden held by Reynold de Shilford, the fourth part of 

one knight's fee in Pole held by Margery la Graunt, the moiety of 

one knight's fee in Colm Johan and Yevele held by John de Clifford, 

the moiety of one knight's fee in Clist Seint Laurenz held by Ralph 

Vautort, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Colton Rale held by 

John de Chilton, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Northleigh 

held by Peter de Wliitewelle, the fourth part of one knight's fee in 

the same town held by Hugh Courtenay, the fourth part of one 

knight's fee in the same town held by tenants of the earl of Gloucester, 

the fourth part of one knight's fee in the same town held by John 

de Bytlesgate, the fourth part of one knight's fee in the same town 

held by the abbess of Canon Leygh, three knights' fees in Leyncombe 

and Wercombe held by the abbot of Donkeswelle, the moiety of one 

knight's fee in Kappyngleygh and Colton Rale held by the said 

abbot all in the same county, one knight's fee and the moiety of one 

fee in Hunteleye, Bykenoure and Neuton in Wales held by Walter 

de Hunteleye, one knight's fee in Wysham by Monemuth held by John 

de Wysham, one knight's fee in Pertier and Rye by Monemuth held 

by William de Colevile, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Wone- 

wardestou held by John Marmyon, the fourth part of one knight's 

fee in Monemuth held by William Marreys, the fourth part of one knight's 

fee in Iwainestou held by Thomas de Huntele, the fifth part of one 

knight's fee in Noef Chastel held by the said Thomas and Robert 

de Dun, the tenth part of one knight's fee in Garz held by the heirs 

of Robert Garth, the twentieth part of one knight's fee in Noef 

Chastel held by William ap Moriz of Noef Chastel, the twentieth 

part of one knight's fee in Rykenyle held by Peter le Venour and 

Matthew ap Ye van, the tenth part of one knight's fee in Hallewelle 

held by the heirs of Gilbert Bataille, the twentieth part of one knight's 

fee in Noef Chastel held by Robert de Parco, the fourth part of one 

knight's fee in Hellewelle held by the heirs of Geoffrey de Cortizan, 

the fifth part of one knight's fee in Noef Chastel held by John del 

Park, one knight's fee in Landynegat without Monemuth held by 

Reynold de Gray, one knight's fee held by Roger de Clifford, the 

fourth part of one knight's fee in Coytyvan without Monemuth held 

by William Mareschal, the sixth part of one knight's fee in Noef 

Chastel by Monemuth held by John son of Richard, the third part 

of one knight's fee in Bocholm held by Clement Hille, the fifth part 

of one knight's fee in Coytyzan held by Phihp ap Wrono, the tenth 

part of one knight's fee in HalyAvell held by Wrono ap Howel, the 

fourth part of one knight's fee in the bailiwick of Grosmont held by 

Theobald de Verdon, the fourth part of one knight's fee in the same 

bailiwick held by Peter de Jainvylle, the fourth part of one knight's 

fee in the same baihwick held by William de Elleford, the fourth 

part of one knight's fee in the same bailiwick held by Robert de Mone, 

a serjeanty in Blanc Chastel held by Madok ap Wrono, one knight's 

fee held by Richard Penrez, and one knight's fee in Penbray held by 

Wilham Botiller all in Wales. 

To William de Hatfeld guardian of the lands and fees of the said 
late duke in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Like order in regard 



35 EDWARD III. 211 



13(')1. Membrane IG — cont. 

to the knights' fees and parts of fees of the purparty of Maud in those 
counties. 

The like to the following : 

Robert de Ernesby guardian in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 
Henry Haydok clerk and John Cokayn guardians in Notingham 

shire. 
Walter Paries guardian in Norhainptonshirc and Roteland. 
Walter do Haywode guardian in the county of Sutliampton. 
Edmund de Ultord and Richard d(^ Rougham guardians in Norfo11< 
Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire. 

Membrane 15. 

Sept. 30. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order, if Margaret 
Bea alien, who was wife of Peter de Malo Lacu the fifth shall find security to 
answer to the king for the issues of the manors of Rosyngton, Hex 
thorp, Balby and Doncastre in case they and the issues thereof 
ought to ])ertain to the king, to remove the king's hand and not to 
intermeddle further therewith, restoring to her any issues thereof 
taken ; as by inquisition, taken by the escheator of his office, it is 
found that Peter de Malo Lacu the third, who held the manors of 
Rosyngton, Hexthorp and Balby in chief by knight service, granted 
the same for life to Robert his brother, knight, that Peter de Malo 
Lacu the fourth (son and heir of the said Peter), who held the manor 
of Doncastre likewise in chief by knight service, aliened the same 
in fee to Benedict de Scalby without the king's licence, and it was 
after granted by Benedict to John de Warenna late earl of Surrey 
for his life, that Peter de Malo Lacu the fourth after gave to 
John de Malo Lacu and his heirs the castle of Mulgreve and 
all other his lands in Yorkshire with the reversion of the manors of 
Rosyngton, Hexthorp and Balby, and Robert attorned tenant to 
him, that after John, by fine levied in the king's court, gave the said 
castle, lands and reversion to the said Peter the fourth for his life, with 
remainder to Peter de Malo Lacu the fifth deceased (son of the said 
Peter) and Margaret his wife in fee tail, to whom Robert in his life 
time attorned tenant, that after the death of Robert Peter de Malo 
Lacu the fifth gave the manors of Hexthorp and Balby to Robert do 
Malo Lacu bastard for his life, and the manor of Rosyngton to the 
same Robert and to Joan his wife (now deceased) for their lives, and 
that Peter the fifth after by his writing without the king's licence 
quitclaimed the manors of Rosyngton, Hexthorp and Balby to the 
said bastard and his heirs, who died without issue ; and now 
Margaret has informed the king that as well the said grants and 
ahenations as the said fine were made and levied with the king's 
licence, that the said Robert brother of Peter the third attorned tenant 
to Peter the fifth and Margaret, and that she (by virtue of the grants, 
fine and attornment aforesaid) was seised as well of the manors of 
Rosyngton, Hexthorp, and Balby as of the manor of Doncastre as 
jointly enfeoffed with her said husband by fine, and peaceably con- 
tinued her seisin until the escheator (by virtue of the said inquisition) 
unlawfully took them into the king's hand, contrary to the statute, 
in which it is contained that no man should be ousted from his free- 
hold wdthout being called to answer, and has prayed the king to order 
. that they be restored to her. By C. 



212 



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1361. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Sept. 15. Order to the sheriff of Suthampton to cause a coroner to be elected 
Beaulieu. instead of Thomas de Wescote, who is dead. 

Sept. 21. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk 
Windsor. and Suffolk. Order to suffer the chapter of St. Paul's church London 
to have the keeping and disposition of the bishopric of London, now 
void by the death of Michael the last bishop, and of all the tem- 
poralities thereof with all goods to the same belonging, delivering to 
them any issues thereof taken, but retaining in the king's hand 
during the vacancy the keeping of any lands acquired by the bishop 
and annexed to the bishopric since 19 December in the 11th year of 
the reign ; as on that day the king by letters patent granted to the dean 
and chapter of the said church and to their successors to have the 
keeping aforesaid at every vacancy as fully as the bishops used to 
have when the see was filled or the king or his heirs might or ought 
to have in times of vacancy, saving to the king the knights' fees and 
advowsons to the same belonging and escheats which should fall in 
at such times, which escheats when such vacancies were ended, 
namely after fealty done by the bishop elect and confirmed, should 
be delivered and remain to the bishop and his successors, saving 
also the keeping of any lands and rents which the bishops thereafter 
might acquire, to be retained by his escheators and other ministers 
during a vacancy, rendering to the king for every vacancy, if it should 
last a year, 1,000L whereat the bishopric is yearly taxed, and if a 
greater or a less time 'pro rata. 
The like to the following : 

The escheator in Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 

John Wroth mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. 

Oct. 2. To the sheriff of Lincoln for the time being. Order to cause the 

Westminster, arrears of 40 marks a year to be paid to John Deyncourt, and the 
said 40 marks to be paid him henceforth every year, taking his 
receipt ; as on 10 November in the 31st year of his reign the king 
of his favour by letters patent granted that sum of the issues of the 
said county to the said John for good service, to be taken at Easter 
and Michaelmas by even portions during his life, or until other order 
should be taken for his estate. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

Sept. 20. To John Baret constable of Lyverpol castle. Order, under pain 

Windsor. of forfeiture, so soon as any ships come to that port, to cause 
all the men at arms, archers and others left in Lancashire after the 
departure of the king's son Lionel earl of Ulster to be embarked and 
sent to him in Ireland ; as for lack of ships the earl, whom the king 
sent over for the ruling of Ireland, left behind great part of the men 
at arms and archers who were ready to cross with him at his passage 
to await the arrival of ships for their passage. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Lancastre. 

Sept. 20. To the escheator in Surrey and Sussex. Order to take the fealty 
Windsor, of Beatrice late the wife of Thomas de Brewosa knight according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further 
with the manors of Bokham and Bromlegh co. Surrey and Chersworth, 
Seggewyke and Bedelyngton co. Sussex taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Thomas, delivering to her any Issues thereof taken ; 



35 KDWARl) 111. 213 



1361. Membrane 15— co7it. 

as the king has learned by divers in(}ui8ition8, taken by the esehcator, 
that Thomas at his death held no lands in those counties in chief 
nor of others in his demesne as of fee, but held jointly with Beatrice 
the manors aforesaid, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by fine 
levied in the king's court with his licence, and that the same are held 
in chief by knight service. 

To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor and advowson of Manyngford Brewes, 
one messuage and one carucate of land called la Frith, taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Thomas de Brewosa knight, delivering 
any issues thereof taken to Beatrice late his wife ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held 
no lands in that county in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the premises jointly with Beatrice, to them and the heirs of 
their bodies, by fine levied in the king's court with his licence, and 
that the manor and advowson are held in chief, the said messuage 
and land of another than the king. 

Membrane 14, 

Oct. 26, To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Holbech taken into the king's 
hand by the death of WilUam de Dacre knight, dehvering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that William at his death held no lands in that 
county in his demesne as of fee, but that he and Katherine late his 
wife (likewise deceased) held that manor jointly of the gift of Randolph 
de Dacre and Margaret his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies, 
with reversion for lack of such heirs to Randolph and Margaret and 
to the heirs of Margaret, that William and Katherine died without an 
heir of their bodies, Randolph is dead, and Margaret yet living, 
whereby the reversion ought to pertain to her, and that the manor 
is held of another than the king. 

Oct. 26. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Richard Cokkynge prior of Bruton the manor of Stonyeston ; as 
Ralph bishop of Bath and Wells has preferred and confirmed the said 
brother Richard, canon of Bruton priory, to be prior, as he has 
certified in chancery, and the king has taken the fealty of the said 
prior for that manor and the manors of Horseleye co. Gloucester and 
Rongeton co. Sussex, parcel of the priory and held in chief, which 
were taken into the king's hand by the death of Robert Coker the 
last prior. 

The like to the following : 

Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire, concerning the 

manor of Horseleye, 
John atte Ty escheator in Sussex, concerning the manor of 
Rongeton. 

Nov, 4. To John de Ty escheator in Kent. Order to stay altogether his 

Westminster, demand made upon Geoffrey son and heir of Geoffrey de Lucy for 

his homage and fealty, as well for the lands whereof Geoffrey his father 

at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee as for the lands of the 

heritage of Geoffrey the son, which Katherine who was wife of Geoffrey 



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1361. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 



the father held in dower of her husband's gift, releasing any dis- 
traint made and causing any issues thereof taken to be delivered to 
him ; as on 9 June in the 20th year of the reign Geoffrey the son did 
homage and fealty for all the lands which his said father held in 
chief. 

The like to Richard de Wydeville escheator in Northamptonshire. 

Sept. 24. To Richard de la Vache constable of Wyndesore castle and keeper 
Westminster, of the king's forest there. Order to cause the arrears of their ac- 
customed wage to be paid to the chief forester of the said forest, the 
keeper of either gate of the castle, the surveyors of works of the 
castle and the parks there and their clerk, the watchmen of the 
castle, the parker of the two new parks and the keeper of the manor 
within the park, taking their acquittances. 

Oct. 30. To John de Estbury escheator in WUts. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, with the abbey of Wilton, now void by the death of Lucy de Loveneye 
late abbess, nor with the temporalities, possessions or goods thereto 
belonging during the vacancy, suffering the prioress and nuns freely 
to dispose thereof, saving to the king the knights' fees, advowsons, 
wards, rehefs and escheats which may fall to the said abbey or to 
the temporahties thereof in time of the vacancy ; as on 1 May in 
the 32nd year of the reign, of his favour and love toward the said 
nuns, and for 601. by the said abbess paid, the king granted by letters 
patent that, so soon as the abbey should be void by the death, cession 
or resignation of the said abbess, the prioress and nuns should have 
the keeping as aforesaid, so that no escheator, bailiff or minister of 
the king whatsoever should intermeddle with the same. 

Oct. 15. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to cause Walter 
Westmin.«:ter. atte More and Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of John Blount 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands which John held in chief, 
whereof at his death he was seised in his demesne as of fee, and 
which by his death are taken into the king's hand ; as Margaret has 
proved, her age before the escheator, and the king has taken the 
fealty of Walter for the lands aforesaid. 

Nov. 10. To William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Great Mussenden taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Milisent who was wife of Hugh 
de Plescy, dehvering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Milisent at her 
death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, 
but held the said manor for Ufe as jointly enfeoffed with her said 
husband, with reversion to Ehzabeth wife of Roger de Elinerugg for 
her hfe, by virtue of a fine levied in the king's court, and that the 
same is held of others than the king. 

Oct. 25. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order to cause John de 

Westminster. Berugh, cousin and heir of John de Berugh tenant in chief deceased, 
to have seisin of the lands whereof the said John his grandfather at 
his death was seised in his demesne as of fee, and which by his death 
are taken into the king's hand ; as John the grandson proved his 
age before William de Hatton late escheator in Surrey, and the king 
has taken his homage and fealty for the lands which his said grand- 
father held in chief. By p.s. [25550.] 



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2li 



13(51. Memhrane 13. 

Nov. 20. Order to the sherifV of Laiicaatcr to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Uicliard do Huytou, who is dead. 

Nov. 18. To WiUiain do Ottoford oschoator in ('aiubridgoshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intonncddle further with the 
manors of Neuton and Tyd, doHvoring up any issues thereof taken ; 
as on the finding of an inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John 
de CoUeville knight at his death held the said manors in his demesne 
as of fee of the king as of the bishopric of Ely wliich was in the king's 
hand, namely the manor of Neuton by socage and the manor of Tyd 
by knight service, and that Jolm his son is his next heir, and at his 
father's death was witliin age, and after at the suit of John the son, 
alleging that he was of full age, namely 23 years, and praying that 
the king would order the lands of his father so taken into the king's 
hand to be delivered to him, the king appointed Gilbert Bernard, 
William le Moigne knight and John de Graunset and two of them to 
make incjuisition ; and by inquisition, by Gilbert and John so made, 
it is found that John de CoUeville the father held no lands in that 
county of the king as of the bishopric of Ely or otherwise nor of any 
other, for that long before his death, namely half a year, in good faith 
without collusion he enfeoffed Edmund Noen, Ralph Bigeneye, Thomas 
de Welle, Peter Horseye and Nicholas Massyngham and their heirs 
of the manors of Neuton, Tyd and March held of the said bishopric, 
and they held the same at his death, and that John his son is his heir, 
and at his father's death was of the age of 23 and upwards. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of Kent for the time being. Order, upon the petition 
Westminster, of Edward prince of Wales, ^ho lias taken to wife Joan sister and heir 
of John earl of Kent, to pay them 30L every year of the issues of that 
county at Easter and Michaelmas, in the same manner as that sum was 
paid in his life time to Edmund earl of Kent the king's uncle, taking their 
acquittances to witness every payment ; as on 26 February in the 
1st year of the reign, among other lands etc., the king by letters patent 
gave that yearly sum to the said Edmund under the name and honour 
of earl of Kent, to him and the heirs of his body, and as well the said 
earl at his death as the said John after earl of Kent his son and heir 
at his death w^as seised of that rent in his demesne as of fee, as is found 
as well by divers inquisitions in chancery returned as by certificate 
of the exchequer sent thither. 
Et erat patens. 

Nov. 23. To Reynold de Sholdham inspector of the king's forfeitures in the 
Westminster, port of London and the river Thames. Order to cause a ship of 
Matthew Cleysson of Flanders called ' Godeschild ' of Lescluse, with 
any indenture thereof made, to be delivered to the said Matthew to make 
his advantage thereof, for the king's will is that Matthew and John 
de Hatfeld, Roger Rotour, Thomas Pykenham, Nicholas Hotoft and 
Robert de Hull citizens of London, his mainpernors, be discharged 
of the ship and the price thereof, although the king lately ordered the 
inspector to cause the said ship to be appraised, in the presence of the 
collectors of customs in that port and of John Cory controller thereof, 
by the oath of merchants and other true men, and by indenture con- 
taining the price thereof, to be between the inspector, Matthew and 
the mainpernors made, to deliver the same to Matthew by a main- 
prise, for that they mainperned to answer to the king for the said ship. 



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1351, Membrane 13 — cont. 

which was by the inspector arrested as forfeit in the said port for 
that 100 weys of cheese were put therein after that the ship was laded and 
the goods therein cocketed, and also for that Matthew broke his arrest ; 
as oath has now been made before the king in chancery that the said 
cheese was of merchants of England and not of foreign merchants, 
whereby it ought not to be customed, nor the ship to be confiscated, 
and Matthew has made fine with the king by 20s. for breach of the 
arrest. By C. 

Nov. 4. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to search 

Westminster, the roUs and memoranda of the exchequer and if, by inspection 
thereof, inquisition or otherwise, they be assured that the men and 
tenants of the town of Dodyngton within the bounds of the king's 
forest of Rokyngham have not, nor ought to assart or arrent a piece 
of ground within that forest called Dodyngton Short, and have not 
hitherto paid 25s. yearly for that cause nor ought to be therewith 
charged, to stay altogether their demand upon the said men by 
summons of the exchequer for payment of that sum, causing them 
to be thereof discharged ; upon their petition, shewing that though 
they have not at any time caused the said piece of ground to be assarted 
or arrented, nor is it yet assarted, nor can be assarted by them for 
that other tenants of the town of Chve and other neighbouring towns 
have common of pasture therein, the treasurer and barons pretending 
that they have so done and have arrented to the king in 25s., which 
they have not, are unlawfully distraining them for payment of that 
sum every year. 

Oct. 20. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London for the 
Wp3f minster, time being. Order to pay to Nicholas George 12c^. daily according 
to the king's letters patent, taking his acquittance ; as on 5 October 
in the 33rd year of the reign the king of his favour granted him by 
letters patent for good service I2d. a, day for life to be taken at the 
exchequer at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, and after at 
the request of Nicholas, and for that he gave back those letters to be 
cancelled in chancery, the king granted him the same sum to be 
taken of the said petty custom for his life or until the king should 
take other order for his estate. By p.s. [25530.] 

Et erat patens. 

Oct. 29. To John Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with a messuage and garden, 60 acres of 
land and 4 acres of meadow in Basyngstokes taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas de Wrottyng, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises of another 
than the king. 

Membrane 12. 

Oct. 29. To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. 

Westminster. [The last order repeated.) 

Nov. 3. To David Baxster. Writ de intendendo in regard to lands by him 

Westminster, held of John de Coupland as of the lands which were of Roger de 



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ima. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 



Holthale ; as on 6 July in the 33rd year of the reign the king by 
letters })atent gave to the said John 5 messuages and 2 carucates of 
land in Holtliale which were of Roger, and were taken into the king's 
hand by WilHani de Nessefeld escheator in Northumberland for that 
Roger adhered to the Scots, enemies of King Edward II, to hold to 
John and his heirs with the services of free men and neifs and all 
other appurtenances. 
Et erat patens. 

Nov. 4. To Wilham de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with 3 acres 
of land and 3 acres of meadow in Shod Caumpes, dehvering to the 
prior of Hatfeld Regis any issues thereof taken ; as King Edward II 
by letters patent granted his licence to Robert Taper to give and 
assign to the prior and convent of Hatfeld Regis and to their 
successors 3 acres of land and 5 acres of meadow in Caumpes Comitis 
and Shod Caumpes in aid of the maintenance of a chantry therein, 
and likewise to the said prior and convent to receive and hold 
the same, and the escheator lately took the premises into the 
king's hand, whereby the king ordered him to certify in chancery 
the cause wherefore he so took the lands of the said prior in Shod 
Caumpes, and he certified that he so took 3 acres of land and 3 acres 
of meadow in Shod Caumpes for that it was found, by inquisition 
before him taken, that in the time of King Edward I without 
the king's Ucence the prior appropriated the same to himself and 
his house of lands held in chief by knight service; and after, 
at the suit of the prior, alleging that the land and meadow so taken 
are of the lands by him acquired by licence of Edward II, and held 
of the earl of Oxford and not immediately of the king, and praying 
that the king would order his hand to be removed, the king ordered 
the escheator to make inquisition thereupon ; and by inquisition so 
made it is found that 3 acres of land and 3 acres of the 5 acres of 
meadow are the land and meadow acquired by licence of Edward II, 
and are held not of the king but of the earl of Oxford. 

Nov. 9. To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Bernard Brocas and Mary his wife a messuage, 
two carucates of land, 60 acres of wood and 45s. 2d. of rent in 
StyvjTigton taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan who 
was wife of John de Roches, and not to intermeddle further with other 
lands likewdse so taken which are held of others than the king, delivering 
up any issues taken of the lands held of others ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Joan at her death 
held no lands in that county in chief nor of others in her demesne 
as of fee, but held the premises for life as jointly enfeoffed with her 
said husband in chief by fealty and suit at the hundred of Basyngstok, 
and divers other lands in that county of others than the king, by fine 
thereof levied in the king's court with his licence, with remainder 
to John de Bourhunte deceased and the said Mary then his wife and 
to the heirs of their bodies, and the king has taken the fealty of 
Bernard. 

Nov. 21. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the manor of Worsseton and a messuage and two caru- 
cates of land in Monketon taken into the king's hand by the death 



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1361. 



Membrane 12 — cord. 



of Gilbert de Berewyk, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Gilbert at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the premises of others than the king. 

Nov. 10. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the manor of Estwyk and two thirds of a messuage 
and of two carucates of land in Shaldebourne and Harden, held for 
life by Robert de Bilkemore knight deceased of the heritage of John 
son and heir of John Lilleboun, and taken into the king's hand by 
the death of Robert, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as it 
is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Robert at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief nor of others in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the premises as aforesaid of the said heir, 
late in the wardship of John de Malewayn deceased by demise of 
Queen Philippa, who by the king's grant had that wardship until 
the lawful age of the heir M'ith his marriage and the reversions to 
him belonging ; and on 20 May in the 33rd year of his reign the king 
by letters patent granted to the said queen until the lawful age of 
his heir the wardship of the lands which were of John Lilleboun, with 
the reversions of lands of that heritage held in dower, by the 
courtesy of England or otherwise for life or a term of years, and all 
else to that wardship belonging. 

Nov. 9. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Bromleye taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Joan who was wife of John de Roches, de- 
hvering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Joan at her death held no 
lands in that county in chief nor of any other in her demesne as of 
fee, but held the said manor of the heritage of Mary daughter and 
heir of the said John for her life in dower by assignment of her said 
husband of another than the king. 

Membrane ll. 

Oct. 6. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to John de CrophuU knight and Margery his wife, one of the 
daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late 
king, three and a half knights' fees in Hopton, Stretton, Latton by 
Kyngeslane and Lydecote, then held by Richard de Hopton, 
of the fees which Elizabeth de Burgo, late wife of the said 
Theobald, held in dower by the king's assignment of the purparty 
of Margery, and which were taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Elizabeth ; as the king has at another time commanded 
that all lands of that heritage and purparty so held in dower 
and taken into his hand should be dehvered to John and Margery, 

To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 

[remove] the king's hand from a messuage of the abbot of Croyland 

in Rokyngton [entry incomplete] ; as the king lately 

ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the 
same was by him taken into the king's hand, and he signified that he 
so took the premises for that it was found by inquisition, before him 
taken of his office, that the said abbot appropriated the same to 
himself and his house without the king's licence ; and after the abbot 



35 EDWARD III. 219 



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» 



1301. Membrane 11 — cont. 

informed the king that lie did not acijuire nor appropriate the 
premises as aforesaid, but caused the same to be seized into his hand 
as an escheat in right of his church, for that Hugh Agas, who held 
the premises to him and his heirs of the abbot by fealty and the service 
of 12d. a year, died without an heir, and {)rayed the king to cause 
his hand to be removed, wherefore the king ordered the escheator 
to make inquisition thereupon ; and by inquisition so made it is 
found that Hugh held the premises of the abbot by the service 
aforesaid and by suit at his court, that he died without an heir, and 
that the abbot seized the same as an escheat as aforesaid, without 
that that he acquired the same of the said Hugh. 

Nov. 18. To Wilham de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to 
Westniiiistor. remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a rent 
of the abbot of Lesnes in Clopton and Gamylygaye, delivering to 
the abbot any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered the 
escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore that rent was 
by him taken into the king's hand, and he certified that he so took 
the same for that it was found, by inquisition before him, that the 
said abbot without the king's licence appropriated to him and his 
house 505. of yearly rent in Clopton and 206\ of yearly rent in 
Gamylygaye after the statute of mortmain ; and af tei', at the suit of the 
abbot, alleging that his predecessors were seised of that rent before 
the said statute, namely time out of mind, and peaceably continued 
their seisin in all times past until the same was so taken, without 
that that he or any of his predecessors acquired the same or any parcel 
thereof after the statute, and praying the king to order his hand to 
be removed, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition there- 
upon ; and by inquisition so taken it is found that the said men of 
religion long before the said statute held in Clopton the fourth part 
of one knight's fee by the feoffment of Robert de Rokella, of which 
fourth part long before the statute they enfeoffed Simon Rusoun 
for a rent of 50s. to them yearly payable, that William Avenell long 
ago confirmed to them all the land in Gameleye which William 
Avenell his uncle formerly gave them by charter, that they after- 
wards demised and granted that land to divers tenants for a rent of 
205. a year, which confirmation and demise were made long before 
the said statute, that they were seised of those rents from that time 
and have taken them until now, and that the said lands are held in 
almoin. 

Nov. 17. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Westminster, stay their demand by summons of the exchequer against John 
Laundels for payment of a farm of 201. from 4 June last, and to 
discharge him thereof, releasing any distraint made for that cause ; 
as on 30 June in the 34th year of the reign the king of his favour 
pardoned Egidia who was wife of John de Molyns the suit of his 
peace to him pertaining for manslaughters, robberies, larcenies, 
felonies and trespasses whatsoever by her committed within the 
realm, and further gave her all her lands, goods and chattels which 
might be called forfeit by reason thereof, as in the letters patent is 
contained ; and after at the suit of Egidia, alleging that Wilham 
de Golafre, by a fine levied before the justices of the Bench, held 
for life two thirds of two thirds of the manor of Bampton co. Oxford 
with reversion to John de Molyns and Egidia, and that the same 



220 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 11 — cont. 

were after William's death taken into the king's hand among other lands 
of John for that he was as a clerk convicted before the king of divers 
felonies and died in prison, and praying that the king would order 
them to be restored to her, the king ordered John de Estbury 
escheator in that county to make inquisition thereupon ; and by 
inquisition so made it is found that William held two thirds of two 
thirds of the said manor as aforesaid by fine levied at Westminster 
on the morrow of the Ascension in the 27th year of the reign, with 
reversion to John and Egidia and to the heirs of John, that by 
the decease of William in the Mfe time of John de Molyns the same were 
taken into the king's hand among other lands of John by reason of 
felonies of which John as a clerk was convicted, that John and 
Egidia granted the same (which are in the king's hand for the cause 
aforesaid and for no other) to no man, nor changed their estate 
therein, that the premises are held of another than the king and are 
worth 191. 12.S. M. a year in all issues, and that John de Molyns died 
on 10 March in the 34th year ; and on 4 June last the king ordered 
John Laundels, to whom he committed the keeping of the premises 
for 20^. to be yearly rendered to the king, to cause the same to be 
restored to Egidia with the issues thereof taken since her husband's 
death. Proviso that answer be made to the king for the said farm 
for the time that the premises were in his hand during the life time 
of John de Molyns. 

Membrane 10. 

Dec. 20. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Whereas, among other 
Westminster, gifts made to Edward prince of Wales duke of Cornwall and earl of 
Chester, the king gave him his stannary in Cornwall, with the 
stampage thereof and all issues and profits thence arising, and with 
the pleas, profits and perquisites of the court of the stannary and of 
the mines in that county, to him and his heirs the kings of England 
to be for ever, 1,000 marks yearly excepted, which he formerly granted 
to Wilham de Monte Acuto late earl of Sahsbury and to the heirs 
male of his body of the issues and profits of the said stampage, until 
the castle and manor of Troubrugge, the manors of Aldeburn, Ambres- 
bury and Wynterburn co. Wilts, the manor of Caneford co. Dorset, 
and the manors of Hengstrig and Charleton co. Somerset (held for 
life by John de Warenna earl of Surrey and Joan his wife, the re- 
version whereof was granted to the earl of Sahsbury and the heirs 
male of his body), to the value of 800 marks a year, and 200 marks 
a year of land and rent provision whereof the king had promised to 
make to the said earl and to the heirs male of his body, should come 
to his hands ; and whereas on 21 June in the 29th year of his reign, 
in consideration that the profits of the stampage and of the pleas 
and perquisites aforesaid were much diminished by reason of the plague, 
and of the unwonted expenses which the prince had to incur, the king 
of his favour granted in aid of the estate of the said prince 1,000 
marks to be taken yearly of the customs in the port of London by 
the hands of the collectors at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions 
so long as the earl of Salisbury or his heirs male should take the said 
annuity, so that as soon as payment thereof should cease, and the 
prince could wholly take all the emoluments and profits of the 
stampage, pleas and perquisites arising, payment of the annuity 
from the said customs should likewise cease, and answer be made 



35 KDWARD III. 



221 



ima. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 



to the king for the same ; and whereas after, on the finding of divers 
inquisitions that tlio said Joan, who survived her said husband the 
earl of Surrey, died on the feast of tlie Beheading of St. Joiin liaptist 
last, the king on 8 November following took the homage and fealty 
of the earl of Salisbury for the above named manors and commanded 
livery thereof to be given him ; and because in the letters patent 
it is contained that when the said castle and manors should fall to the 
late earl of Salisbury or to his heirs, and they should obtain peaceable 
possession thereof, payment of 800 marks of his annuity should cease, 
and likewise payment of 200 marks when he should obtain possession 
of the other land and rent, and the same should revert to the king, 
and in the said inquisitions it is found that \4:1L of yearly rent is 
payable of the said manors at several terms, whereof 36/. 15s. for the 
fourth part thereof is due to the king for Michaelmas term last, and 
the earl has undertaken in chancery to answer at the exchequer in 
the quinzaine of Hilary next for the said fourth part and for any 
other issues and profits of the said manors arising from the 
Beheading of St. John Baptist to Michaelmas last, the king's will 
is that the said earl may have and take all rents, issues and profits 
of the said castle and manors from the death of Joan as well before 
Michaelmas as after, though he had not possession until 8 November, 
on which day he did homage to the king for the same, and that 
from Michaelmas payment of 800 marks as well of the 1,000 marks 
to the earl of Salisbury from the stampage aforesaid as of the 1,000 
marks to the said prince of the customs shall altogether cease : order 
to cause all rents, issues and profits of the said manors in his 
bailiwick arising from the Beheading of St. John to be delivered to 
the earl of Sahsbury as aforesaid or to his attorney, certifying the 
king in chancery under seal before the quinzaine of Hilary of any 
issues and profits that have fallen in between that day and 
Michaelmas over and above the said rent. By K. 

The like to John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset and 
Dorset. 

Dec. 22. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with two messuages, 4 bovates of land, 23 acres 
of meadow, 16 acres of wood and 5 marks of rent in Gaynesburgh 
and Havercroft taken into the king's hand after the death of Simon 
de Gaynesburgh, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Simon 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as 
of fee nor in service, but held the premises in his demesne as of fee 
of others than the king. 



Nov. 22. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order to deliver to John 
Westminster, son of John de la Roche the manor of Wynturslowe taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Gilbert de Berewyk ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Gilbert at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the said manor in fee tail in chief, by the grand serjeanty 
of making wine called ' clarre ' at the king's cost upon warning when 
the king comes to Claryndon and serving him thercAvith in a cup 
at his coming, of the gift made with the king's licence by Walter de 
Worsseton and Roger de Wodeweye chaplain to Gilbert and Isabel 



222 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 10 — coiit. 

late liis wife and the heirs of their bodies with remainder for lack 
of an heir to the said John and the heirs male of his body, and that 
Gilbert and Isabel are dead without an heir of their bodies, whereby 
the same ought to remain to John as aforesaid ; and the king has 
taken the fealty of John, and of his favour respited his homage 
until the Purification next. By K. 

Nov. 21. To the same escheator. Order not to intermeddle further with 
Westminster, the manor of Berewyk taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Gilbert de Berewyk, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned {as above) that Gilbert at his death held that 
manor for hfe of the demise and grant of Gilbert late parson of 
Roudes and Robert de Monketon, with remainder to John de la Roche 
and Agnes his wife daughter of the said Gilbert de Berewyk (both 
yet living) and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor is held 
of another than the king. 



Dec. 3. To Philip de Luttele escheator in Notinghamshire. Order to take 

Westminster, the fealty of Roger son of Roger Beler according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed, and to deliver to him the manor of Gonalston, 
one acre of land therein and the advowson of the church of that manor 
excepted, taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth de 
Dreby ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that Elizabeth at her death held no lands in that county 
in chief nor of any other in her demesne as of fee, but by virtue of 
a fine levied in the court of King Edward II held the said manor (the 
land and advowson aforesaid excepted) in fee tail of the king as of 
the honour of Peverel by homage and fealty and by the service of 
the moiety of one knight's fee, with remainder, if Elizabeth should 
die without an heir of her body, to the said Roger (yet living) and 
Margaret his wife (deceased) and to the heirs of their bodies, and 
that Ehzabeth died without an heir of her body, whereby the 
premises ought by the fine to remain to Roger ; and the king has 
taken his homage. By p.s. [25619.] 

Membrane 9. 

Oct. 6. To Philip de Lutteley escheator in Herefordshire. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to Thomas de Fournyvale knight, cousin and one of the heirs 
of Theobald de Verdon tenant in chief of King Edward II, two 
knights' fees the moiety and the fourth part of one fee in Pyonia and 
Houton Cotes formerly held by Richard de la Lynde the younger, 
Philip ap Howell and Rees ap Howell, late held in dower of his 
purparty of the heritage of Theobald by Elizabeth de Burgo late 
wife of Theobald, and taken into the king's hand by her death ; as 
the king at another time commanded that all lands of that heritage 
and purparty held in dower by Ehzabeth should be deUvered to 
Thomas. 

To John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire. Like order 
to deUver to the said Thomas one knight's fee in Thurlaston formerly 
held by Simon son of Margery and John Darset, the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Hopton and Alverton held by the freeholders of those 
towns, and the fourth part of one knight's fee in Morton held by 
Hugh de Say. 



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To John atte Wode escheator in Salop. Like order to deliver t" 
William do Ferrariis, son and heir of Isabel wife of Henry de Ferrariis 
one of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, one knight's 
fee in Southstoke formerly lield by the heir of William de Lodolowe, 
and the moiety of one knight's fee in Eton held by William de 
Haselshawe, which Elizabeth de Burgo held in dower of the purparty 
of the said Isabel. 

To John de Wyndesore escheator in Leycestershire and War- 
wickshire. Like order to deliver to the said William one knight's 
fee in Assheho and Caldecote co. Warwick formerly held by the heir 
of Geoffrey de Semely, the moiety of one knight's fee in Wolframcote 
CO. Warwick held by Robert de Langeleye, and the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Burton Overay co. Leycester held by the heir of 
Robert de Normanvill. 

To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire. Like order 
to dehver to the said William one knight's fee in Buford and 
Stanford upon Temede formerly held by William de Craneleye. 

To John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire. Like order 
to dehver to John de CrophuU knight and Margery his wife, one 
of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Great Flekenho formerly held by the freeholders of 
that town, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Wortyngton, and 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Shathewell held by WiUiam 
Fyton, all which Elizabeth de Burgo held in dower of the purparty 
of Margery. 

To John atte Wode escheator in Salop. Like order, mutatis mutandis, 
to deliver to the said John and Margery the advowson of the church of 
Lodelowe, namely the presentation at every other turn, which Eliza- 
beth de Burgo held in dower of the purparty of Margery. 

Nov. 28. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Northumberland. Order 
Westminster, to remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a 
messuage and one carucate of land in Inghowe, delivering to Thomas 
de Umframville any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the lands 
of Thomas in Inghowe were by him taken into the king's hand, and he 
certified that he so took the premises for that he found, by inquisition 
before him taken of his office, that Gilbert de Umframville, who held 
the same of King Henry III in chief by knight service, in the time of 
that king aliened the premises in fee without the king's licence to 
Henry de Hawilton, and the same were after held by Warin de Inghowe 
deceased and the said Thomas without hcence of the king or his 
forefathers ; and in the parliament last holden at Westminster it 
was agreed {inter alia) that alienations of lands made by people who 
held of the said King Henry and earlier kings to hold of themselves 
should stand in force, saving the king's prerogative as regards his own 
time and the time of the two last kings. 

Nov. 28. To RejTiold de Sholdham inspector of forfeitures in the port of 
Westminster. London and the river Thames. Order {as above, p. 215) for de- 
livery of the ship called ' Oodeschild ' of Lescluse to Matthew Clevsson. 

By C. 



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1361. Membrane 9 — cont. 

Nov. 26. Order to the sheriff of Wilts to cause verderers of the king's forests 

Westminster, of Claryndon, Melchet, Gravele and Savernak to be elected instead of 

John Everard, Robert Gerberd, Thomas Tichebourne, Nicholas 

Lambard, Edmund Huse, John Daunvers and George de Weston, 

who are dead. 

The like to the sheriff of Suthampton, for election of verderers for 
the forest of Bokholt instead of Thomas Payn and Richard de 
Bettesthorne, now dead. 

Membrane 8. 

Nov. 20. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Northumberland. Order 
Westminster, to remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with one 
toft and one carucate of arable land in Inghowe called Kereslawe, 
delivering to Bartholomew Benet any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king lately ordered the escheator to certifj^ in chancery the cause 
wherefore he took lands of Bartholomew in Inghowe called Kereslawe 
and Fulwell into the king's hand, and he certified that he so took 
the premises for that he found, by inquisition before him taken of 
his office, that Gilbert de Umframville aliened the same, which were 
held of King Henry III in chief by knight service, and late held by 
Bartholomew, to Walter de Almania in fee in the time of that king 
without his licence, and for that cause they are yet in the king's hand ; 
and in the last parliament it was agreed that alienations made by 
people who held of the said King Henry and earlier kings to hold of 
themselves should stand in force. 

Oct. 16. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to John son of Adam Freman of Wartre the moiety of one toft and of 
one bovate of land in Wartre, which Adam his father held by knight 
service of the heir of William de Roos of Haraelak tenant in chief, 
a minor in the king's wardship, and which was taken into the king's 
hand by Adam's death ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that Adam at his death held no lands in that county in chief, 
but held the premises as aforesaid in his demesne as of fee, that 
John is his son and heir, and is of the age of 24 years and upwards, 
and that the escheators for the time being have charged themselves 
in their accounts with the issues thereof from the date of Adam's 
death, namely 12 August in the 23rd year of the reign ; and Thomas 
brother and heir of William de Roos has at another time proved his 
age, and the king has taken his homage, and rendered to him the 
lands which his said brother held in chief. 

Dec. 20. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Wilham de Pappeworth, to hold by the courtesy of England, a 
messuage and garden, 120 acres of land, 7 acres of meadow and 1035. 
of rent in Preston Plokenet, taken into the king's hand as well by 
the death of John de Preston as by that of Ehzabeth his daughter 
whom Wilham took to wife ; as the king has learned by divers in- 
quisitions, taken by the escheator, that John at his death held the 
premises in his demesne as of fee in chief by the service of the third 
part of one knight's fee of Mortain, that Elizabeth, who survived 
her father ten days, was his next heir and of full age, and that 
W^illiam and Elizabeth had issue (now dead) whereby the premises 
ought to pertain to WilUam for life ; and the king has taken hie 
fealty. 



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1361. Memhrnne. 8 — cont. 

Nov. 20. To Roger de Wolfrcton oschcator in Norfolk. Order not to inter- 
Wostininstor. meddle fiiither with the manors of Walsokene and VValpool taken into 
the king's hand by the death of John de Colville knight, delivering 
to Edmund Non, Ralph de Bugeneye, Peter de Horsseye, Nicholas 
de Massyngham and Thomas de Welle any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John 
at his death held no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee 
nor in service, but long before his death gave to Edmund and the 
others and to their heirs all his lands therein, namely the manors 
aforesaid, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 20. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. Order to cause Ralph 
Westminster, de Crumwell and Maud his wife to have seisin of one manor in 
Bokenham and of the manor of Besthorp, held in dower by Maud 
{sic) who was wife of John de Foleville of the heritage of William 
Bernak son and heir of John Bernak, and taken into the king's hand 
by her death ; as by inquisition, taken by the escheator, it is found 
that Joan who was wife of John de Foleville at her death held no lands 
in that county in chief nor of others in her demesne as of fee, but held 
the manors aforesaid in chief by knight service for her life in name 
of dower after the death of John Bernak sometime her husband of the 
heritage of the said William, who died a minor in the king's ward- 
ship, and that Maud daughter of John Bernak and sister of William 
is next heir of her brother and of full age ; and the king has at another 
time taken the homage and fealty of Ralph, by reason of issue between 
him and Maud begotten, for all the lands which John Bernak held 
in chief. 

Nov. 20. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 
VVostminst^r. intermeddle further with the manors of Thresk, Wodehall, Kirkeby 
Malasart and Burton in Lonesdale, their members and appur- 
tenances, taken into the king's hand by the death of John [de] 
Moubray of Axiholm the elder, delivering to William de Overton 
parson of Sileby, Robert de Clyve vicar of Haxeie, William de Galby 
chaplain, John de Richemond and Robert de Rythre any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheators, 
that John de Moubray at his death held no lands in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but long before his death with the 
king's hcence gave the said manors, which are held in chief, to WilMam 
de Overton and the others named to hold to them and their heirs. 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the whole isle of Axiholm and the manor 
of Eppeworth therein, their members, fees, the services of freemen and 
neifs and other appurtenances, taken into the king's hand by the 
death of John de Moubray of Axiholm, delivering to Wilham de 
Overton clerk, Robert de Clyve vicar of Haxay, William de Galby 
clerk, Thomas de Egmanton, Robert de Rythre and John de Riche- 
mond any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inqui- 
sition, taken by the escheator, that John de Moubray at his death 
W8LS seised of no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee, for that 
long before his death with the king's licence he gave to Wilham de 
Overton and the others named and to their heirs all his lands in that 
county, namely the isle and manor aforesaid. 

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1361. Membrane 8 — cont. 

To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire and Buck- 
inghamshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manors 
of Stotfold, Wylyngton, Haunes and Burnham co. Bedford and 
Lyncedale co. Buckingham, held in chief, which the said John de 
Moubray long before his death gave with the king's licence to John 
Neumarche, Robert Nayllynghurst, WilHam de Lavenham and John 
de Melton and to their heirs. 



Membrane 7. 

Dec. 13. To John de Ty escheator in Kent and Surrey. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Horton co. Kent and certain tene- 
ments in Suthwerk co. Surrey, in the parish of St. Olave, taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Roger de Northwode the elder 
knight, delivering to Agnes late his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, 
that Roger at his death held jointly with Agnes the said manor 
of Horton of the gift of Richard Shene clerk and Peter Hadland, 
to them and the heirs of Roger, and the tenements in Suthwerk of 
the gift of John de Sholdon parson of Coulynge and John Barry of 
Kent to them and the heirs male of their bodies, and that aU are held 
of others than the king. 

Nov. 28. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Kyngeston Seymore taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Berkele of Ule, delivering 
to Katherine late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of 
fee, but held the said manor jointlj^ with Katherine of the gift of 
Robert parson of Ule to them and the heirs of Thomas, and that the 
same is held of others than the king. 

Nov. 10. To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to cause Thomas Morice to 
Westminster, have seisin of a messuage in Stubbenheth, in the king's hand by 
reason of the outlawry of Thomas Child for felony ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the same has 
been in his hand for a year and a day, that it was held of Thomas 
Morice, and that William de Hatton late escheator had the year and 
a day and the waste, and ought to answer for the same to the king. 

Dec. 3. To Richard de Wydevile escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Brampton taken into 
the king's hand by the death of EHzabeth de Dryby, delivering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that Elizabeth at her death held no lands in that 
county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the said manor 
of others than the king. 

Nov. 21. To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. John Husee the younger the manor and advowson of Ryngestede 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Roger Husee, but not to 
intermeddle further with the manors of Morton and Hanlesworth 
and the advowson of Morton likewise so taken, deh'vering up any 
issues taken of the last named manors ; as the king has learned by 



35 EDWARD TIT. 227 



13(51. Membrane 7 — cont. 

inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Roger at his death held 
no lands in that county in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee, 
but Rt)ger and Margery late his \v'if(^ (likewise deceased) held the 
manor and advowson of Morton of the gift of Warin de Insula and 
Edmund de Chelreye, and the manor of Hanlesworth and tlu^ manor 
and advowson of Ryngestede of tlie gift of Thomas de Upton and Miles 
de Upton, all to them and tlie heirs of Roger's body, w'ith remainder 
for lack of such an heir to John Husee the elder and the heirs of his 
body, remainder to the said John Husee the younger and the heirs 
of his body, that the same ought by the form of the gifts to remain 
to the said John the younger for that both Roger and John the elder 
died without issue, and that the manor and advowson of Ryngestede 
are held by knight service of the heirs of Robert Ijatymer tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, the manors of Morton and 
Hanlesworth and the advowson of Morton of others than the king ; 
and the king has taken the fealty of the said John Husee the younger. 

Nov. 8. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order to deUver to WilHam 

VVestminstor. de Monte Acuto now earl of Salisbury the manors of Troubrugg, 
Wynterbourne, Ambresbury and Aldebourne, with members, hamlets, 
hundreds, knights' fees and advowsons of churches, chapels, re- 
ligious houses and hospitals to the same belonging, taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife of John de Warrenna 
earl of Surrey deceased, to hold according to the tenor of the king's 
charter of 17 March in the 11th year of the reign, whereby he granted 
to William de Monte Acuto late earl of Salisbury that the said 
manors, then held for life of the king's heritage by the said earl 
and countess of Surrey by his grant with reversion to the king and 
his heirs, should after their death remain to the said earl of Salisbury 
and his heirs wath the members etc. ; as it is found by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that by virtue of the grant aforesaid 
Joan, who survived the earl her husband, held the same for life 
with reversion to the said now earl of Salisbury, son and heir of 
the said late earl and of full age, and that they are held in chief by 
knight service ; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of 
the said now earl. By p.s. [25569.] 

To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Like 
order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to the manors of Caneford co, 
Dorset, Hengstringg and Cherleton co. Somerset. By p.s. [as above.^ 

Dec. 12. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to search 
Wostminster. their papers and memoranda and, if assured that nothing was paid 
to John de Bello Campo of Warrewyk in his life time or to his 
executors of 50Z. for Michaelmas term in the 34th year of the 
reign of 100/. a year granted him by the king of the issues of 
the customs in that port, to pay the same to John son of Giles de 
Bello Campo and other the executors of his will (if any) or to their 
attorney, taking their acquittance ; as on 17 March in the 25th year 
of the reign the king by letters patent granted John 280L to be taken 
every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the issues 
of the customs in the ports of London and Boston, namely 180Z. in 
that of London and 100/. in that of Boston, for his hfe or until pro- 
vision should be made him for life of lands to the same value, and 
after on 20 November in the 34th year the king ordered the said 



228 . CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361 Membrane 7 — cont. 

collectors to pay 50Z. to John or his attorney for Michaelmas term 
then last ; and now the said John son of Giles, his executor, has peti- 
tioned the king to cause that sum to be paid him for the execution 
of the said John's will, as nothing thereof has yet been paid. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Westminster, account with John de Waddesworth and Robert de Stonleye, executors 
of John de Neubury late clerk of the great wardrobe, John de Sleford 
late clerk of the said John and one other clerk, touching their 
expenses for maintenance and hired lodgings while abiding in 
London with two yeomen since the death of the said late clerk upon 
the array of his account, upon their petition, and to cause what they 
have spent or may yet spend so long as they stand thereupon to be 
allowed them in their account aforesaid. By C. 

Membrane 6. 

Oct. 18. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 

Westminster, to take the fealty of Ralph de Hemenhale knight according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and to dehver to him a moiety of the 
manor of Fakenhamaspis co. Suffolk with the advowson of the 
church thereof, taken into the king's hand as well by the death of 
Mary de Pakenham as by reason of the trespasses of Eufemia her 
sister, but not to intermeddle further with divers other lands in those 
counties which were of the said Mary and likewise so taken, de- 
livering up any issues taken of the last mentioned lands ; as by 
divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, it is found that Mary at 
her death held in her demesne as of fee the moiety with the advowson 
aforesaid in chief by the service of rendering yearly to the king 9d. 
towards the ward of Norwich castle at the end of every twenty weeks, 
and the other lands aforesaid of others than the king, and that 
Eufemia her next heir, being of full age, entered the said moiety 
with the advowson and aHened them in fee without the king's licence 
to the said Ralph, John Wyngefeld knight, Gilbert de Debenham, 
John de Whitlesho and Geoffrey de Honeweton, which moiety was 
taken into the king's hand as well by the death of Mary as by reason 
of the trespasses committed by the entry and feoffment aforesaid ; 
and John, Gilbert, John and Geoffrey are dead as the king has 
learned, and Ralph yet Hving, and for IOO5. by Ralph paid the king 
has by letters patent pardoned those trespasses, and granted that 
Ralph may hold the premises to him and his heirs. 



Dec. 8. To WiUiam de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 

Westminster, cause Adam son of Sara, third daughter and one of the heirs of John 
de Wolverton tenant in chief, to have seisin of his purparty ; as 
lately, upon the finding of divers inquisitions that the manors of 
Paddebury and Chalfhunt came to the king and were in his 
hand by the death of John and by reason of the nonage of certain 
his heirs, that the same are held in chief by homage, that John son 
of Joan deceased one of his daughters, whom Hugh Wake took to wife, 
Constance his second daughter, the said Adam, and Theobald son of 
Cicely his fourth daughter are next heirs of the said John de Wolverton, 
and that Constance is of full age, and John son of Joan, Adam and 
Theobald within age, the king ordered Gerard de Braybrok late 
escheator to make a partition into four parts, to deliver to the said 
Hugh, whose fealty the king took, the purparty falling to John son 



35 EDWARD 111. 229 



1301 . Memlrrane 6 — cont. 

of Hugh and Joan to hold by the courtesy of Knglaiul, and to keep 
in the king's hand until further orders tlie purparties falling to 
Constance, Adam and Theobald; and after on 15 May in the 28th 
year of the reign the king took the homage of Constance and ordered 
the said escheator to take security for payment of her relief and to 
cause her to have seisin of her purparty ; and now Adam has ]>roved 
his age before William de Fililode late escheator in Norhamptonshire, 
and the king has taken his fealty and of his favour respited his 
homage until Easter next. By K. 

Dec. 20. To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a messuage, one 
carucate of land, 12 acres of meadow and 32.s. of rent of WilUam Sy 
in Kyngesnorton, delivering to him any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause 
wherefore he took the same into the king's hand, and he certified that 
he so took them by virtue of an inquisition, before him taken of his 
office, whereby it was found that Walter Sy without the king's licence 
aliened to Wilham his son the messuage, land and rent aforesaid, 
which are held in chief for that the manor of Bremesgrave and 
Kyngesnorton is of the ancient demesne of the crown, of which manor 
they are held by the service of rendering 43^. \0d. a year and making 
suit at the court of Lokhey for all service when the manor was in the 
king's hand, that the said manor is now in the hands of William 
bishop of Winchester, Ralph Spigurnell knight, John de Bisshopeston 
clerk, John Laundels and John Gour, of the grant of Roger de Mortuo 
Mari late earl of March, whose ancestors had the same of the gift of 
former kings, and that the premises are now held of that manor by 
the service aforesaid ; and by the inquisition it is plain that the 
same are not held in chief but of the said manor, which is held of the 
king as aforesaid. 

Nov. 21. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the manor of Northynkton, one messuage, three carucates 
of land, 100 acres of pasture, 300 acres of wood and 405. of rent in 
Brudemere taken into the king's hand by the death of Roger Husee, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Roger at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the premises in fee tail of the grant of Warin de Insula and 
Edmund de Chelre to him and Margery his wife (Ukewise deceased) 
and to the heirs of the body of Roger, with remainder to John 
Husee (yet hving) and the heirs of his body, and that the same are 
held of others than the king. 



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Nov. 20. To John de Ty escheator in Surrey and Sussex. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the manors of Westbechisworth and Hegge- 
court CO. Surrey and certain tenements in Estgrinstede and Worthe 
CO. Sussex taken into the king's hand by the death of Roger Husee, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Roger at his death held no 
lands in those counties in chief in his demesne as of fee, but that 
Roger and Margery late his wife deceased held the premises jointly 
of the gift of Warin de Insula and Edmund de Chelreye to them and 
the heirs of the body of Roger, and that the same are held of others 
than the king. 



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1361. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 



Oct. 8. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the manors of Dodyngton and Thorpe ' of 
the Hill ' taken into the king's hand by the death of John Pycot, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but held the said manors in fee tail of the gift of William de Ounesby 
parson of Dodyngton, Henry Balle parson of a mediety of the 
church of Hoghton, and Geoffrey de Burgh chaplain to John and 
the heirs of the body of Maud his first wife, and that the same are 
held of others than the king. 

Dec. 22. To the same escheator. Order not to intermeddle further with 

Westminster, two messuages, four bovates of land, 23 acres of meadow, 60 acres 

of wood and 5 marks of rent in Gaynesburgh and Havercroft taken 

into the king's hand by the death of Simon de Gaynesburgh, {as 

above, p. 221). 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 29. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, altogether their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon the 
priors of Haverholm, Nocton and Catteleye of the diocese of Lincoln 
for payment of the portions falhng to them of one year's tenth last 
granted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury by 
reason of their spiritualities or of the temporalities thereto annexed, 
causing as well the said priors as the collectors to be discharged thereof, 
according to the condition inserted in that grant that the poor and 
insufficient of the said clergy should by certificate of their bishops be 
so discharged, as by certificate of Simon archbishop of Canterbury 
appears ; as John bishop of Lincoln has certified in chancery that 
the said priors and their convents are so poor that their goods are 
insufficient for their maintenance and for payment of the said tenth. 

Dec. 4. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

Westminster. Order to pay to Tideman de Lymbergh 251. for Michaelmas term 
last of the 50/. granted to him and John atte Weld deceased. {See 
above, p. 6.) 

Dec. L To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

Westminster. Order to pay to William de la Pole the elder and Michael de la Pole, 
if not yet contented thereof, 400 marks for Easter and Michaelmas 
terms last, taking their acquittance, according to the king's letters 
patent ; as William rendered to the king the manor of Brustwyk 
CO. York, and quitclaimed all his right therein, in the manors of 
Gryngeley and Wheteley co. Notjoigham which he held of the king's 
grant by charters at divers times to him made, and in 260 marks of 
yearly rent which he likewise had to support his estate of banneret 
to be taken of the issues of the said customs at Martinmas and Whit- 
suntide by even portions ; and for that cause, and for that Thomas 
de la Pole and Edmund de la Pole sons of William likewise rendered 
and quitclaimed to the king the manor of Keyngham co. York and 
their right therein, and in recompense for all the said manors and for 
the said rent, on 30 November in the 28th year of his reign with the 
assent of all his council the king of his sure knowledge after full 



35 EDWARD ITl. 



231 



1801. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 



deliberation gave to the said William and to the said Michael his son 
by letters patent 400 marks of yearly rent of tlie ancient custom in 
the said port to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions 
by the hands of the collectors. 

Dec. 4. To John de Ty eseheator in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Order to 

Westminster, take the fealty of Joan late the wife of Reynold de Cobham knight 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with the manors, lands and advowsons hereinafter mentioned, 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Reynold, delivering to her 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the eseheator, that Reynold and Joan at his death held 
jointly the manors of Estshelve, Burdefeld, Horkesdon, Chydyngston 
and Ald;yTigton by Maydenston, certain tenements called Westwell in 
W^estwell, two messuages, 40 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 400 
acres of marsh and lOOs. of rent in Neugare, Bourdfeld, Coulyngge, 
Clyve, Stoke, Hoo, Bromheye, Frendbury, Woldham, Haloustowe, 
Newehythe and Haudlo, and certain tenements called Goldsmyth 
and Newenham co. Kent of the gift of Thomas Fitelyng, the manor 
of Hultesbury with the advowson of Lullyngston of the gift of Simon 
de Echyngham and Alice his wife, the manor of Brokelond of the gift 
of Margaret who was wife of Stephen de Asshewy, daughter and one 
of the heirs of John de If eld, certain tenements in Tynlyngsden 
with one grove adjoining called Newemangrave in Shorham of the 
gift of Simon Porter, and certain tenements in Chydyngston and 
Heivere of the gift of Richard son of Richard de Chested, John son 
of John de Chevenyng and Thomas atte Foulebeche all in the same 
county, the manor of Northeye with the advowson of the chapel 
thereof and a wood with the soil (fundo) called Ybrok co. Sussex 
of the gift of Richard Smelt citizen and fishmonger of London and 
of Margery his wife, 60 acres of land in Estgrensted in the same 
county of the gift of Walter atte More of Lyngefeld and Dionisia his 
wife, 2 marks of rent in Blechingligh co. Surrey of the gift of Giles 
atte Warre to Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold, the manor 
of Okkested of the gift of Roger parson of Ockested and Peter de 
Estcoter, the manor of Prinkeham in Lyngefeld, three messuages, 
three carucates of land and 100 acres of wood in Stonhurst and 
Estgrenested of the gift of Thomas Fytelyng, a messuage, one toft, 
two mills, 308 acres of land, 29 acres 3 roods of meadow, 14 acres of 
wood, 13s. lOd. of rent and a rent of lib. of cumin in Lyngefeld of 
the gift of John de Colchestre and Alice his wife to Reynold and Joan 
and to the heirs of their bodies, all in the same county, and a 
messuage in Suthwerk by the church of St. Mary of the gift of John 
de Fynchyngfeld of Essex to Reynold and Joan and to their heirs, 
that the manor of Aldyngton is held of the king, as of the castle of 
Rochester in his hand, by the service of rendering 14^. a year towards 
the ward thereof, the manor of Ockested of the king as of the honour 
of Boulogne by knight service, the manors of Estshelve and Burdefeld 
in chief as of the castle of Dovorre by the service of rendering 3s. 9c?. 
every twenty weeks towards the ward thereof, and the other manors, 
lands and advowsons aforesaid of others than the king, and that the 
said gifts of the manors held of the king were made by his licence. 

Dec. 13. To John de Ty eseheator in Kent. Order to take an oath of Agnes 

Westminster, who was wife of Roger de Northwode the elder tenant in chief that 



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1361. Membrane 5 — cont. 

she will not marry wifchout the king's licence, and to assign her dower 
of the lands of her said husband, sending the assignment when made 
under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

Dec. 13. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order not to inter- 

Westmiiister. meddle further with the manor of Bedminstre taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas de Berkele, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor of another 
than the king. 

To the same. Order to take the fealty of John, brother of Edmund 
son of Thomas de Berkele late lord of Berkele, according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed, and to dehver to him a moiety of the manor 
of Socke taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas, but not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Baurwe Gournaye, one 
carucate of land and 66<s. Sd. of rent in Cheddre, a messuage, 40 acres 
of land and 10 acres of meadow in Tikenham, dehvering up any issues 
taken of the last mentioned manor and tenements ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in liis demesne as 
of fee, but held for life the said moiety of the gift of Grimbald Paun- 
chevout, the land and rent in Cheddre of the gift of John de Acton 
knight, and the said manor of Baurwe and lands in Tikenham of the 
gift of John de Veye, with remainder to Edmund son of the said 
Thomas (now deceased) and to John brother of Edmund (yet living) 
and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the said moiety is held by 
knight service of the heir of John de BeUo Campo of Somerset tenant 
in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and the residue of divers 
other lords. 



Membrane 4. 

Oct. 25. To WiUiam de Nessefeld escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with lands which were 
of the wastes of Peter de Bruys in Carleton by Snayth, dehvering up 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered the escheator 
to certify in chancery the cause wherefore those lands were taken into 
the king's hand, and he signified that he so took them, and they are 
now in the king's hand, for that he found by inquisition, before him 
taken of his office, that Peter de Bruys the third sometime lord of 
the said manor of Carleton, who held the same of the king's fore- 
fathers in chief by knight service, in the time of King Henry III 
by his charter gave without that king's licence to aU his men and 
tenants of Carleton that they and their heirs should have and hold 
of him and his heirs all the wastes to the said town pertaining 
without measurement, rendering for every acre 4d., which waste 
Miles de Stapleton knight and others lately held Ukewise Avithout 
hcence ; and in the parhament at Westminster holden on Sunday 
before the Conversion of St. Paul last it was agreed (inter alia) that 
ahenations made by people who held in chief of Henry III or earlier 
kings should stand in force. 

Oct. 18. To Philip de Luttele escheator in Derbyshire. Order to cause 

Westminster. John de Frecheville, son and heir of Ralph de FrecheviUe tenant in 



36 EDWARD III. 2Xi 



13(>1. Membrane 4 — cont. 

chief, to have seisin of the lands whereof his father at his di^ath was seised 
in his deinesixe as of foe, and whicli by his death were taken into the 
king's hand ; as John has proved his age before the escheator, and 
the king has taken his fealty and of his favour respited his homage 
until the quinzaine of Hilary next. By K. 

Nov. 18. To John atte Wode escheator in Staffordshire. Order to take 
Wostminater. of John son and heir of Hugh le Blount knight security for payment 
of his relief at the exchequer, and to cause him to have seisin of the 
lands which his said father held in his demesne as of fee, and which 
by his death were taken into the king's hand ; as the king of his 
favour has respited until the octaves of St. Hilary next the homage 
and fealtv of the said John for the lands which his father held in 
chief. ^ By K. 

Like order to Roger de Wolfreton, escheator in Essex and Hert- 
fordshire, to cause John to have seisin of his father's lands. By K. 

Vacated because upon the Fine Roll. 

Nov. 20. To William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 
Westminster, cause John son of Fulk de Bermyngham and Ehzabeth liis wife, 
daughter and one of the heirs of William de la Plaunke tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of the purparty falling to Elizabeth, according to the 
partition made of his lands ; as lately, on the finding of an inquisition 
after William's death, that at his death he held in his demesne as of 
fee two thirds of the manor of Haversham in chief by the service of 
two thirds of one knight's fee, that Katherine and Joan daughters of 
the said William were his next heirs and within age, and that 
Elizabeth who was his wife was then with child, and after on the 
finding of another inquisition, by the escheator taken at the king's 
command, that EUzabeth brought forth that child, whose name was 
Ehzabeth then within age, and that the said Joan was dead, on 5 July 
in the 30th year of the reign, on proof of the age of Katherine whom 
WiUiam de Bermyngham took to wife, and after taking his fealty for 
her purparty, the king ordered the escheator to make a partition and 
to cause Wilham de Bermyngham and Katherine to have seisin thereof 
as the elder daughter, demising the purparty of Elizabeth until 
further order in the hand of the executors of Roger Hillary, to 
whom the king committed the \\'ardsliip of all those lands untU the 
lawful age of the heirs ; and the said Ehzabeth the daughter, whom 
the said John son of Fulk has taken to wife, has proved her age before 
the escheator, and the king has taken the fealty of John. 

Oct. 22. To Thomas de Monyton escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to 

Westminster, dehver a messuage, one carucate of land and 2s. of rent in Pichene- 
combe, taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife 
of William de Bokelond and by reason of the nonage of the heir, with 
the issues thereof taken, to the next friend of the said heir to whom 
the heritage may not descend, to be kept to the use of the heir, but 
not to intermeddle further with a parcel of 6 acres of land at Harse- 
combe and another parcel of land at Wyk Ukewise so taken into the 
king's hand, delivering up any issues of these last taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Joan at 
her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of 
fee whereby the wardship of her lands ought at present to pertain 



234 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 4 — cont. 

to the king, but held the premises in Pichenecorabe in chief by the 
service of 5s. yearly payable at the exchequer by the hands of the 
sheriff, and the other parcels above mentioned of others than the 
king, and that John de Wolfurton, son of Alice daughter of Joan, is 
her next heir, and of the age of 3 years. 

Nov. 12. To John de Estbury escheator in Berkshire. Order to dehver 
W estminster. to Thomas son of Peter de la Mare the manors of Aldermanston and 
Spersholt taken into the king's hand by the death of Peter Achard, 
but not to intermeddle further with the manor of Estmanton Ukewise 
so taken, delivering up any issues taken of the last named manor ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Peter Achard at his death held no lands in that county in chief nor 
of others in his demesne as of fee, but that he and Ehzabeth late 
his wife (hkewise deceased) held the said manors in fee tail by virtue 
of a fine thereof levied in the king's court with his hcence, with re- 
mainder, if they should die without an heir of their bodies, to Peter 
de la Mare knight and Joan his wife for their lives, remainder to Thomas 
son of Peter de la Mare and the heirs of his body, that the same 
ought to remain to the said Tliomas son of Peter for that Peter Achard 
and Ehzabeth are dead without issue and Peter de la Mare and 
Joan are dead, and that the manors of Aldermanston and Spersholt 
are held in cliief by knight service, and the manor of Estmanton of 
another than the king ; and the king has taken the homage and 
fealty of Thomas. By p.s. [25579.] 

Membrane 3. 

Oct. 30. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, to take the fealty of Isabel late the wife of John de LungeviUe according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further 
with the manor of Little Bill5mg and 73 acres of land, 60 acres of 
meadow and 4L 14.s. of rent in the same town, 41 . of rent in Nor- 
hampton, and divers other lands taken into the king's hand by the 
death of the said John, delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne 
as of fee, but held jointly -with Isabel the premises in Little Billyng 
of the king as of the fees of Chokes by knight service, the rent in 
Norhampton of the king by the service of 25c?. yearly to be rendered 
by the hands of the reeves of that town, and the other lands of others 
than the king. 

Nov. 10. To Wilham de Otford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order not 

Westminster, to intermeddle further with the manor of Great Mussenden taken 

into the king's hand by the death of Milisent who was wife of Hugh 

de Plescy, deUvering up any issues thereof taken, {as above, p. 214). 

Nov. 12. To William de Nessefeld escheator in Westmorland. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of the abbot of Cokersand in Lupton and Lyndhowe, dehvering 
to the said abbot any issues thereof taken ; as the king lately ordered 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the same 
were by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so 
took them for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken 



35 EDWARD III. 235 



1301. Membrane 3 — cont. 

of his office, that Robert de Carleton late abbot, tenant in chief by 
homage by reason of fees which were of Wilham de Coucy in the 
king's hand, died on 20 March in the 28th year of the reign, and the 
then abbot entered the premises without process of tlie king's court 
and without performance of the services thereof due ; and after, 
at the suit of the now abbot, alleging that he and his predecessors 
time out of mind held the same of the gift of their founders in almoin 
quit of all secular service, and praying the king to order his hand to 
be removed, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition 
thereupon ; and by inquisition so made it is found that the abbot 
and his predecessors have held all their lands in Lupton and 
Lyndliowe now in the king's hand in almoin time out of mind of the 
gift of their founders, and have not held the said lands nor others 
in the same county nor elsewhere in chief by homage nor by other 
services, nor of the fees of WiUiam de Coucy, but quit of all secular 
service. 

Nov. 30. To PhiUp de Luttele escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take 
Westminster, the fealty of Katherine late the wife of Thomas de Berkele of Ule 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Kyngesweston, Aileberton and Ule taken 
into the king's hand by the death of the said Thomas, delivering 
to her any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief nor of any other in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the said manors jointly with Katherine of the gift 
of Robert parson of Ule made with the king's hcence, and that the 
manors of Kyngesweston and Aileberton are held in chief by knight 
service, the manor of Ule of others than the king. 

Oct. 29. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster. John Pecche to be discharged of 20Z., namely \Ql. for a fine for a 
certain contempt by him committed, and 10^. whereat he and his 
fellow were amerced when he was sheriff of London for insufficient 
return of the king's writs to them addressed ; as the king of his 
favour and bv reason of good service has pardoned him that sum. 

By K. 

To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order to ... . the col- 

lectors and controllers of the king's customs in divers ports of 

England .... {entry incomplete) ; as the said collectors and con- 
trollers and the troners of wool have behaved well towards the king 
by their diligent toil for the last year, to the no small increase of the 
customs and to the king's advantage, as is plain by their accounts 
rendered at the exchequer, and in consideration that thev could not 
live competently of their ancient fees in the exercise of so much 
diUgence, by reason of their good behaviour and approved faith- 
fulness towards him, the king has granted 126Z. 19,?. to be divided 
among them according to their desert. 
Vacated because cm the Liberate Roll. 

Dec. 22. To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, two carucates of 

land, 1 2 acres of meadow, 4 acres of wood and 8.s. of rent in Stanbrigge, 

a messuage, a water mill, 24 acres of land and 3 acres of meadow in 



236 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Ie361. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 



the same town, IOO5. of rent in Romesey, a toft, 40 acres of land, 4 
acres of meadow and 8 acres of wood in Pershute, and a moiety of the 
manor of Westuderle with the advowson of the church thereof, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of WilMam de Overton knight, 
dehvering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William at his death held 
for life the premises in Stanbrigge, Romesey and Pershute of the 
demise of John de Overton clerk and Thomas de Overton, with 
reversion to Thomas his son, and held the said moiety and advowson 
jointly enfeoffed with Thomas his son (yet hving) of the grant of 
John de Overton provost of the collegiate church of St. Ehzabeth 
by Winchester and Thomas de Wolferton parson of Upham, made 
with the king's licence, and that the said moiety with the advowson 
is held in chief, the residue of the premises of others than the king. 



Membrane 2. 

Nov. 10. To Phihp de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to 
Westminster, take the fealty of Maurice, son of Thomas de Berkele late lord of 
Berkele, according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to dehver 
to him the castle of Berkele, the manors of Berkele, Hamme, 
Appulrugge, Alkynton, Hyneton, Wotton, Symondeshale, Camme, 
Cuueleye, Slymbrugge, Upton St. Leonard, the hundred of Berkele 
with the vie\^- of frankpledge to the said manors pertaining, and the 
advowsons of Wotton and Slymbrugge taken into the king's hand 
by the death of the said Thomas ; as the king has learned by in- 
quisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no 
lands in chief nor of any other in his demesne as of fee, but held the 
castle, manors, hundred and advowsons aforesaid in chief by knight 
service of the gift of William de Syde, Walter Gnldemere and David 
de Milkesham by fine levied in the king's court with his licence, with 
remainder to the said Mai-irice and the heirs male of his body ; and 
the king of his favour has respited the homage of Maurice until the 
Purification next. By K. 

Nov. 30. To the same. Order to take the fealty of Katherine late the wife 
Westminster, of Thomas de Berkele late lord of Berkele according to the form of 
a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the castle, 
manors, messuages and land hereinafter mentioned, taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Thomas, delivering to Katherine any 
issues thereof taken ; as tlie king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that Thomas at Ms death held no lands in that county 
in chief nor of any other in his demesne as of fee, but held the castle 
and manor of Beviston of the gift of William Goldemere and John 
de Glyne, the manors of Overe and Kyngesweston of the gift of 
Thomas Besferd, Roger de Estham and John le Veye, the manor 
of Tokynton of the gift of Nicholas Poyntz parson of Hoo, a 
messuage and one virgate of land in Weston Brut and a messuage and 
one virgate of land in Dounhat Hurleye of the gift of the said 
Nicholas, all to Thomas and Katherine and the heirs of their bodies, 
and that the said castle and manor of Beviston are held in chief by 
knight service, the residue of the premises of others than the king. 



1362. 
Jan. 10. 



To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 



Westminster, not to intermeddle further with a messuage and one carucate of 



36 EDWARD 111. 237 



i 



13(*,2. Membrane 2 — cont. 

land in Ritherwyk and Stratfold within the lordship of Greiwoll 
taken into tlu; king's hand by the death of Thomas de Berkeie of Ule, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
in(]uisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held 
no lands in that county in eliief nor of others in his demesne as of 
fee, but long before his death gave to Simon Basset knight, William 
filtz Waryn the younger, Thomas Eylof and John Clavill(> chaplain 
and their heirs all his lands in Ritherwyk and Stratfeld, namely the 
messuage and land aforesaid, and that the same are held of anotlier 
than the king. 

To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Sutharapton (sic). 
Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Brightriianneston 
and Mileston and the advowson of Mileston taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Thomas de Berkele of Ule, delivering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that Thomas at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee, but long before 
Ms death gave to Maurice de Berkele, Edward de Berkele, Simon 
Basset knights, John de Cogeshale, John Cherlebury, John Claville, 
WiUiam fitz Waryn and Thomas Eyluf the manors and advowsons 
aforesaid for their hves with reversion to the heirs of the said 
Thomas, and that the same are held of another than the king. 

Jan. 9. To John de Estbury escheator in the counties af Suthampton and 

Westminster. Wilts. Order to take an oath of Joan who was wife of Giles son and 
heir of Roger Norman tenant in chief, which Giles died within age 
in the king's wardship, that she will not marry without the king's 
hcence, and to assign her dower of lands which came to the king's 
hands by the death of Roger and by reason of the nonage of Giles, 
and are in his hand, sending the assignment to be enrolled in 
chancery. 

Jan. 20. To John de Edjnidon constable of the king's castle of Porcestre. 

Westminster. Order to cause the defects of houses, walls, turrets and other 

buildings in the said castle to be repaired where most need is to the 

amount of 501. by view and testimony of the abbot of Tichefeld and 

John Botiller or one of them. By K. 

Jan. 6. To Robert de Herle constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 

Westminster. Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to survey the defects 
in the said castle, as in walls, turrets, houses and buildings, and 
cause the same to be repaired by oversight and testimony of the 
abbot of Langedon and the prior of Dovorre or one of them ; as the 
king has learned that such defects are many. By K. 

Jan. 23. To Richard de Ravensere the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper 

Westminster, of chancery. Order of the issues of fines made in chancery to dehver 
101. to the clerks of chancery of the first grade for the expenses of 
their barge bringing them from the king's palace of Westminster, 
where they commonly hold their sittings for business of the king and 
commonwealth, to the lodging of William bishop of Winchester the 
chancellor, and thence to their own, taking their letters patent 
witnessing the same. By K. 



238 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1362. Membrane 2 — cont. 

Jan. 18. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to cause 

Westminster. William BoneviUe to have seisin of a messuage and garden, 27 acres 
of land, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of pasture and 20s. of rent in 
Stapelton taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth 
Seyntcler ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that EHzabeth at her death held the premises in dower 
of the assignment of Robert Seyntcler sometime her husband, with 
reversion to WiUiam and his heirs of the grant of the said Robert made 
with the king's hcence, and that the same are held in chief by knight 
service ; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of Wilham. 

By p.s. [25664.] 

1361. Membrane \. 

Dec. 12. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay the exigents against 

Westminster. Ehzabeth de Kirkeby, who was wife of Roger de Kirkeby knight of 
Kent, upon her petition, by the mainprise of Roger de Kirkeby of 
Kent, Edward de Clay of Yorkshire, WiUiam Rodon of Salop and 
John Bedel of Kent, bringing this writ before the justices of the 
Bench on the day the writ of exigents is returnable ; as Elizabeth 
has shewn that Stephen de Cavendish citizen and draper of London 
is impleading her and others in the writ named before the said 
justices for a debt of 105s. which he demands of them, and for that 
she did not come before the justices to answer him she is put in 
exigents in the busting of London to be waived, and she is ready to 
answer him and to stand to right in all things ; and the said main- 
pernors have mainperned before the king in chancery, every one of 
them under a pain of 1 00s., to have her before the justices to answer 
as aforesaid on that day, and she has herself made a recognisance 
to the king for 100s. to be levied if she come not. 

1362. 
Jan. 16. To the sheriff of Westmorland. Order to cause proclamation to 

Westminster, be made forbidding any man, on pain of forfeiture, to attempt any- 
thing contrary to the king's ordinance touching the sale of tiles and 
the wages of tilers, causing all whom they may find so doing after 
the proclamation to be taken and imprisoned, and their goods and 
chattels to be arrested and detained until further order, and cer- 
tifying the king from time to time of their action ; as the king is 
informed that by reason of a storm of wind which has fallen upon 
divers parts of the realm, casting many buildings to the ground, 
damaging more, and stripping great numbers altogether or in great 
part of tiles and other roofing, those who have for sale tiles and other 
things suitable for roofing are putting the same at a much higher 
price than usual, and tilers and others who cover buildings, seeing 
the great need of their mistery, will not ply the same nor work but 
at an excessive wage, whereby the king, by advice of his council, has 
ordered that tiles and other roofing shall be sold at the price at which 
they used to be before Christmas last and no dearer, that tilers, 
their grooms or assistants and all other their servants, craftsmen 
and workmen shall take no higher wage for their daily labour than 
they used to do before the said date, and that workmen who make 
tiles and other roofing shall from day to day make the same, and 
when made expose them publicly to sale a.s they used to do without 
retention or abstention. 



35 KDWAKD 111. 239 



13()'2. Membrane 1 — cont. 

The like to the following : 
The sherilT of Cornwall, 
The sheriff of Devon. 
The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 
The sheriff of Wilts. 
The sheriff of Suthampton. 
The sheriff of Oxford and Berks. 
The sheriff of Kent. 
The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. 
The sheriff of Middlesex, 
The sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 
The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 
The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. 
The sheriff of Lincoln. 
The sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, 
The sheriff of Norhampton, 
The sheriff of Roteland, 
The sheriff of Warwick and Leycester. 
The sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham. 
The sheriff of Salop. 
The sheriff of Stafford. 
The sheriff of Hereford. 
The sheriff of Gloucester. 
The sheriff of Worcester. 
The sheriff of York. 
The sheriff of Lancaster. 
The sheriff of Northumberland. 
The sheriff of Cumberland. 
The sheriff of Westmorland {sic). 

1361. Membrane 46^. 

Jan. 26. Robert son of John Fynch to Robert Arnald of Wynchelse. Re- 

Westminster, cognisance for 200Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Sussex. 

Jan. 29. Robert de Shirw od of London ' armurer ' to Thomas Gouk otherwise 

Westminster, called Gandre of London ' purser '. Recognisance for 31Z., to be 
levied etc. in the city of London. 

Feb. 3. John son of John Gower of Saxhowe to John son of Walter de 

Westminster. Staynesby. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in 
Yorkshire. 

Jan. 30. John son of Bartholomew atte Strete of Wendover to Richard 

Westminster. Raven of Berkhampstede. Recognisance for lOL, to be levied etc. 
in Bukinghamshire. 

Writing of William de Rudynton of Leycestre, being a quitclaim 
to John de Montpillers barber, his heirs and assigns, of a messuage 
and three shops adjoining between a tenement sometime of Roger 
Chanteclere and a tenement sometime of Reynold de Thorp in 
Fletestrete in the suburb of London and parish of St. Bride. 
Witnesses : Thomas Brix, John Rote, William atte Brome, Jordan 
de Barton, William de Sallowe, John de Wygan. Dated Fletestrete, 
4 February 35 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 5 February. 



240 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. 

Feb. 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 46d! — cont. 



Feb. IG. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 17. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



Henry de Hambery the younger to Robert de la Grene. Recog- 
nisance for 80L payable by instalments; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Warwickshire. 

Cancelled on paijment, acknowledged by William de Kelleseye, attorney 
for Maud who was wife of Robert and his executrix. 



William Bars to John Gentilcorps the elder. 
100 marks, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Recognisance for 



John Gentilcorps the elder to William Bars. Recognisance for 100 
marks, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 

Indenture made between William earl of Salisbury and Sir 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, being an acquittance for 1,000 marks 
for Christmas term 33 Edward III, in part payment of 5,000 marks 
wherein John de Veer late earl of Oxford, Michael de Ponjmges, 
Arnald Salvage knights and the said Bartholomew were jointly and 
severally bound to the earl of Salisbury by a recognisance in 
chancery. Dated London, 1 December 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 February this year. 

Writing of Richard atte Seler and John Maryns spicer, citizens of 
London, granting to Sir Robert de Mama (sic) knight. Sir Robert 
de Bourton warden of the chantry of the church of Leyre Marny, 
Thomas de Belhous the elder of Stanewey and John de Neuport, 
their heirs and assigns, all their estate in a yearly rent of 40^. to be 
taken of the manor of South wokyndon co. Essex, and of all other 
his lands in that town, with a clause of distraint, granted to the said 
Richard and John and to their assigns by a writing of William Brun 
knight, enrolled in chancery. Dated 3 December 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 February this year. 

Thomas de Camoys to Gilbert de Ledred. Recognisance for 80Z., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Suffolk. 

William de Worfton to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 100?., 
to be levied etc. in Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Ravensere late 
receiver of the said queen's moneys. 

John de Chelesworth parson of Bocton Malherbe to John do Ofham 
and John Solas of Ledes the younger. Recognisance for 601., to be 
levied etc. in Kent. 



John de Caldon to William de HaukesAvorth clerk, 
for 4:1., to be levied etc. in Norhamptonshire. 



Recognisance 



Membrane 45c?. 

W^riting of John son and heir of John de Goldyngton knight, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Robert de Naillyngherst and Richard 
de Naillyngherst his brother, their heirs and assigns, of the lands, 
rents and services which they have of his feoffment in the towns of 



35 KDVVAI^I) HI 



211 



13(jl, Membrane 4:5d—ront. 

Colno Wake, Colne Eiigaync, Halstcde, Mapiltrestcde, Hyngliamsi- 
billc, Twynstede aiul other towns in Kssex contained in a charter of 
feotlnieut to theiu made. Witiuisses : Sir William de Bourgh, Walter 
de Wotton, Simon Longe, Thomas Bourgh, Gerard Huraunt. Dated 
Halstedc co. Essex, 5 February 33 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 February this year. 

Feb. 9. John Bluet to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied, 

Westminster, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Ravenser clerk, 
late the said queen^s receiver. 

Writing of Richard atte Seler and John Maryns spicer, citizens 
of London, being a grant and demise, for a sum of money in 
hand to them paid, to Sir Robert de Marny knight. Sir Robert de 
Bourton warden of the chantry of the church of Leyre Marny, 
Thomas de Belhous the elder of Stanewey and John de Neuport 
and their assigns, of all their estate in the manor of Southwokyndon 
and in all lands in that town, with all profits in the woods of Bekenham 
CO. Kent and all other profits and covenants granted to the said 
Richard and John by a writing indented to them lately made by Sir 
William Brun knight and Alice his wife and enrolled in chancery, 
demising to them the said manor and all other lands of Sir William 
and Alice in that town, to hold to them and their assigns for a term 
of 15 years from 1 December 34 Edward III, and also granting that 
they and their assigns might fall and carry timber and wood as much 
as they pleased in all woods of Sir William in Bekenham during that 
term for their reprises and expenses in regard to houses, mills, 
palings, bridges, hedges, ditches and enclosures upon the said manor 
and lands, and for fuel therein, with free ingress and egress in the 
same woods, and other profits and conditions in the said indenture 
specified. Dated 6 December 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 February this year. 

Feb. 12. Thomas de Rous of Hamelak to James de Eldehalle of Estderham 

Westminster, and William de Wychyngham. Recognisance for 400 marks, to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Ley- 
cestershire. 

James de Eldehalle of Estderham to Thomas de Roos of Hamelak 
and John de Codyngton parson of Botelsford. Recognisance for 400 
marks, to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

Feb. 18. Roland Daneys knight to Thomas son and heir of Roger de 

Westminster. Denford. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Roteland. 



Indenture made between Sir Roland Daneys knight and Thomas 
son and heir of Roger de Denford, being a defeasance of the last 
recognisance, upon condition that Sir Roland, his heirs and the tenants 
of his manor of Tykencote, find Thomas maintenance in meat and 
drink of the said manor for his life, and for his clothing to take yearly 
at Whitsuntide one coat and hood price 65. and at Christmas one coat 

CR 16 



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1361. Membrane 45(? — cont. 

and hood of the same price, three pairs of long cloths yearly at 
Whitsuntide, Michaelmas and Christmas, one pair at each feast, 
every pair of 40c?., for shoeing 6,9. 8d. yearly at the four usual terms 
beginning at Easter next, also every two years one double cloak price 
12s., also one bed, to wit one coverlet (heuce) one pair of sheets, one 
' blanket ' and one ' kanevace ' suitable for his estate whensoever 
hs has worn out such a bed so as to need another, or in default pay 
yearly during his life 5 marks at the four iisual terms in lieu of such 
maintenance, provided that if suitable maintenance and clothing 
be found him elsewhere be can claim nothing more ; and Thomas 
grants that whensoever other maintenance and clothing be so pro- 
vided him, or whensoever he marry without the assent of Sir Roland, 
his heirs or the tenants aforesaid as well the said recognisance as the 
charges above recited shall lose their force. Dated London, 17 
February 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 19 February. 

Memorandum of a mainprise in chancerj'^ by Thomas Bulneys of 
Yorkshire, Alan de Toynton of Tiincolnshire, Thomas de Fakenham 
of Norfolk and John de Cornewaill of Cornwall, appearing in person at 
Westminster on 25 February this year, for the good behaviour of Simon 
Simeon, whom the king on 10 February by letters patent pardoned 
the suit of his peace to him pertaining for divers felonies and tres- 
passes therein contained. 

Feb. 26. Walter de Maundevylle knight of Ireland to Thomas de Lucy lord 

Westminster, of Cokermuth. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Ireland. 

Writing of Robert de Bayous knight, son of Sir Richard de Bayous 
knight, being a release to Sir William de la Pole knight of Castel 
Assheby of all actions real and personal. Witnesses : William de 
Burton, John de Ardern, William de Melyndon knights, John de 
Chichestre citizen of London, John de Charlebury, Robert de 
Antoyne, William de Clopton, Thomas de Chaworth. Dated the 
feast"of St. Matthias 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 February. 



Membrane 44c?. 

Writing of Richard atte Seler of Tiondon, being a grant and sale 
to Sir Robert de Marny, Sir Robert de Bourton warden of the chantry 
of the church of Leyre Marny, Thomas de Belhous the elder of 
Stanewey and John de Neuport, for a sum of money in hand to him 
paid, of 2 acres of wood in the park of Sir Wilham Brun in the town 
of Bekenham co. Kent, to cut and carry by them and their assigns 
at pleasure during two years from 2 December last with ingress and 
egress as freely as Richard had the same of the grant and sale of Sir 
William. Dated 6 December 34 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 February this year. 

Writing of Richard atte Seler and John Maryns spicer, citizens 
of London, granting to Sir Robert de Marny knight. Sir Robert de 
Bourton warden of the chantry of the church of Leyre Marny, Thomas 



35 EDWARD DI. 



243 



1361. Membrane. 44r^ — cont. 

do Belhous tlio elder of Stanewey and John dc Neuport, their hoirS 
and assigns, all their estate in a yearly rent of 2.01. to be taken of 
the manor of Bekenham co. Kent and of all other his lands in 
that town, lately granted by Sir William Brun knight to the said 
Richard and John and their assigns by a writing enrolled in chancery, 
with a clause of distraint for arrears. Dated 3 December 34 
Edward III. 

TJ/emoranfiwrn'of ^acknowledgment, 13 February this year. 

Writing of John Parker of Haunes co. Bedeford, being a quitclaim 
to Sir Ralph de Norton knight of the lands in Clophill and Gaynhop 
in the same county, and of all actions real and personal. Dated 
Westminster, Friday before the Conversion of St. Paul 34 Edward 
III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 February this year. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Brayton received that acknowledg- 
ment by order of the chancellor. 

Writing of Thomas son and heir of Roger de Denford, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to Roland Daneys knight and Elizabeth his wife, 
the heirs and assigns of the said Roland, of the manor of Horn, 
with rents, services, neifs and all that goes with them, mills, fisheries, 
etc., and release with warranty to the said Roland, his heirs and 
assigns, of all lands which Roger his father ever had in the town of 
Empyngham. Witnesses : Sir John de Basynges knight, Thomas 
de Jernemuth, Robert de White well, John de Wenton, John Knot. 
Dated Tykencote, Thursday before the Conversion of St. Paul 34 
Edward HI. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 February this year. 

Feb. 20. Thomas Kylby of Wynkefeld to John Balle vicar of Wynkefeld. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 60 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Berkshire. 



Feb. 21. Robert de la Orene to Roger de Bromleye and William de Kelseye 

Westminster. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in Gloucestershire. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William. 

Feb. 22. John de Burghton to Thomas de Brayton clerk and Andrew de 

Westminster. Guldeford. Recognisance for lOZ., to be levied etc. in Berkshire. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas. 

Feb. 22. William Rok chaplain to Richard de Asshewell clerk. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 40Z., to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Feb. 24. The prior of Burstall priory in Holdernesse to Richard de Ravensere 

Westminster, clerk. Recognisance for 501. 13s. 4d., to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Yorkshire. 

Feb. 28. Brother Oliver Gelyn prior of Westravendale to David de Wollore, 

Westminster. Richard de Ravensere and Michael de Ravendale clerks. Recog- 
nisance for 511. 6s. 4:d., to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 

March 3. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Fulk 
Westminster. Houlcote, to stay the taking of his body and the exigents against him 



244 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 44rf — cont. 

by the mainprise of William Tuncote of Norhamptonshire and William 
Clopton of Somerset, bringing this writ before the justices of the 
Bench on the day named ; as he has shewn that John de Trillowe 
knight and Michael de Cornewaille are impleading him before the 
said justices for 20Z., and he is put in exigents to be outlawed in the 
busting of London for that he did not come before the justices to 
answer thereupon, though he knew nothing of it, and is ready so to 
answer and stand to right in all things, and he has found the said 
mainpernors in chancery, who have mainperned under a pain of 201. 
to have his body before the justices on the day the writ of exigents 
is returnable. By C. 

Membrane 43rf. 

Feb. 27. Richard Kyraberton, who has long served the king, is sent to th^ 

Westminster, prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, to take such maintenance of their manor of Hampton as 
John le Baker decea.?ed used to take at the king's command. 

By p.s. [25235.] 

Feb. 17. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Sandewich. Order, on 

Westminster, sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made that no 
merchant, native or alien, or any other of whatsoever condition 
shall witliout the king's special command take corn or malt out of 
the kingdom, on pain of forfeiture thereof, to any foreign parts save 
to the town of Calais, to Gascony, and to other places of his, and 
that only with the king's licence and b}^ his measure, and to cause 
all corn or malt found after such proclamation laded in ships, boats 
or other vessels without licence to be arrested as forfeit, and answer 
to be made to the king for the same, certifying the king in chancery 
under seal from time to time as well of the owners' names, particulars 
and value of such corn and malt as of the ships in which it is laded ; 
as the king ordered the bailiffs to make proclamation that none 
should so do, willing to provide against the loss and peril which 
might happen to the realm by the dearness of corn, which was in- 
creasing as well by export of the same as because of the bad season 
and the small crop of last year, and now by the voice of all the 
commons in the present parliament the king has learned that merchants 
and others, fearing not the proclamation and forfeiture aforesaid, have 
taken corn and malt in great quantities out of the realm since that 
proclamation, whereat he is much moved. By K. and C. 

\Foedera.'\ 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Northumberland, ten other sheriffs, and the sheriffs 

of London. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne and of eleven 

other cities or towns (Sandewich again included). 
The bailiffs of Hertilpole and of 31 other towns. 
The constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque 
Ports, or his lieutenant. 
[Ibid.-] 

Fob. 30 [sic). To the warden of the Flete prison or his representative. Order 

Westminster, to set free Robert Lokke from the said prison by the mainprise of 

William de Iford and John de Morton of London, having this writ 



35 KDVVARI) III. 246 



1361. Membrane 43rf — cont. 

before the justices of the Bench three weeks after Easter next ; as 
John de Hereford of Oxfordshire lately impleaded the said Robert 
before the said justices for a debt of 706'., and recovered the same by 
judgment of the court with 405. damages, and for that Robert did 
not content him thereof, he was put in exigents in Oxfordshire and 
afterwards outlawed, and has now rendered himself to the said prison 
by reason of that outlawry, as appears by certificate of Robert de 
Thorpe chief justice of the Bench sent into chancery ; and now John, 
appearing in person before William de Shareshull, has acknowledged 
that he has been contented of the whole sum, as the said William 
has certified in chancery, and the king by letters patent has pardoned 
Robert that outlawry and granted him his peace ; and Robert has 
found in chancery the sure mainpernors aforesaid, who have main- 
perned to have him before the said justices on the day named to 
content the king of what pertains to him. 

March 9. John Ungeon of Wych to Simon atte Gate and Joan his wife, John 
Westminster. Painter and Joan his wife. Recognisance for 100^., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Worcestershire. 



Membrane 42c?. 

Writing of Robert de Eton of Berkshire, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Sir William Maunsel rector of Grendon, Sir William 
Handes and Sir John Hardyng chaplains, their heirs and assigns, 
of all lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, homages, wards, marriages, 
reliefs, suits and services of freemen and villeins and all that goes 
with them which they have of his gift and feoffment in Eton by 
Babbelak, Comenore and Appelton, with the reversions of all lands 
therein after the death of any tenant ; also of a piece of meadow 
called Northurst in the town of la More co. Oxford, with hays, 
hedges, ditches and easements thereto adjoining and pertaining. 
Witnesses : Sir Robert Corbet, Sir John Golafre, vSir Thomas de la 
More knights, William de Holbech of Bukinghamshire, Thomas 
de Baa of Norhamptonshire, Richard de la Lee, John de Baldyngdon, 
John Marie, John de Radeleigh, John Bisshop, Reynold Povy. Dated 
, la More aforesaid, Wednesday the feast of the Annunciation 34 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 February this year. 

Charter of John atte Stokke, son and heir of John atte Stokke o 
Spene co. Berks, giving with warranty to Peter de Braunford citizen 
and ' pouchmakere ' of London, his lieirs and assigns, all the lands 
and rents in the town of Spene which descended to the grantor after 
his father's death, or which may so descend by any right what- 
soever. Witnesses : Roger Smyth of Spene, AVilliam \\Tiite of the 
same, William Baldry, Thomas Godwyne, Thomas Hurlebat. Dated 
Spene, 6 February 33 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 February this year. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to stay the taking of the body 

Westminster, of William Olyver by the mainprise of Nicholas Dammory of 

Oxfordshire and William de Filylode of Salop, bringing this writ 



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1361. 



Membrane 42c? — cont. 



before the king at the day set ; as the king has learned that Thomas 
de Shardelowe is impleading the said William before the king for 
an alleged trespass, and for that the sheriff returned that he was not 
found in that baihwick, and had nothing there by which he might 
be attached, the king ordered the sheriff by writ de judicio to take him 
so as to have him before the king on a set day yet to come to answer 
to Thomas for that trespass ; and now William Olyver has peti- 
tioned the king to order the taking of his body to be stayed in the 
meantime, as he is ready to answer as aforesaid and stand to right 
in all things ; and the said mainpernors in chancery have main- 
perned to have him before the king at the day named, and to content 
Thomas of his damages in default thereof. 

Writing of Thomas Frembaud, son of Thomas Frembaud of 
Badelesdon co. Bedford, being a quitclaim with warranty to Wilham 
de Holbech citizen and draper of London, Maud his wife and Thomas 
de Holbech cousin of the said Wilham, their heirs and assigns, of all 
lands, rents and services whatsoever which they had of his gift and 
feoffment in the towns of Achecote and Grandon co. Buckingham, 
as contained in a charter of feoffment to them made. Witnesses : 
John Gyffard, Sir Thomas de la Pole lord of la Merssh knights, 
Nicholas Twyford, Sir Wilham Maunsel, Robert de Craunford. 
Dated Achecote, 12 March 35 Edward III (sic). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 March this year. 

March 11. John de Morton and Robert Lok to Adam de Hilton clerk. Joint 
W>«tniinster. g,nd several recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 41rf. 

Feb. 28. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Whereas in the ordinances and de- 

Westminster, claration lately made by certain of the king's council, to whose dis- 
position the parties submitted themselves, touching the appeasement 
of debates between the men of the town of Great Jememuth and the 
men of the town of Little Jernemuth and Gorleston in regard to the 
lading and unlading of ships that come to those towns, it is con- 
tained that all ships whatsoever that shall be within the port or water 
of Jernemuth with goods or merchandise whereof customs ought to 
be taken to the king's use as in other ports of the realm shall come 
to the town of Great Jernemuth and there pay those customs, and 
there be unladed and not elsewhere Avithin the port, and the goods 
exposed for sale by the hands of those bringing the same to sell or of 
their servants, ajid shall there be freely sold and bought without 
forstalment, brokage or other let, ships of the men and tenants of 
Little Jernemuth and Gorleston only excepted, which ships ought 
to come to Great Jernemuth and there pay customs, which being 
paid the said men and tenants shall return with those ships to their 
said towns and there unlade them, or go elsewhere as they will and 
make their advantage of the goods therein without let of the bur- 
gesses of Great Jernemuth, and without that that they shall be 
bound to unlade at that town against their will, or pay other customs 
to the use of the said burgesses, provided nevertheless that if the men 
and tenants of Little Jernemuth and Gorleston will unlade their 



35 lODWARD 111. 24^ 



13Q1, Membrane 41d — cont. 

own ships at Great Jernemuth they shall pay for such ships and 
mercliandise to tlie said burgesses other customs due and accus- 
tomed, and that all other ships coming within the port and water 
aforesaid with merchandise, whether herring or other fish or goods 
whereof customs ought not to be given to the king's use, shall be un- 
laded at Great Jernemuth and not elsewhere, the ships of the men 
and tenants of Little Jernemuth and Gorleston only excepted as 
aforesaid, and moreover that the same men and tenants may unlade 
their own ships so laded at their said towns or elsewhere at will, expose 
tlieir goods for sale and make their advantage thereof without let 
of the said burgesses, provided that they shall not under colour 
thereof claim the ships of others as their own to the prejudice of the said 
burgesses, and if they be convicted of so doing with the assent of the 
owners of the goods the same shall be forfeited, if without such assent 
they shall be severely punished, and in case either party shall con- 
travene or infringe these ordinances such party upon conviction shall 
every time be bound to the king in lOOZ., which ordinances the king 
has ratified and confirmed : order to cause the ordinances and 
declaration aforesaid to be proclaimed as well in Great Jernemuth as 
in Little Jernemuth and Gorleston. By K. and C. 

Writing of William Beneit, son and heir of Roger Beneit of Great 
Jernemuth and his executor, giving with warranty to Charles his brother 
of the said town, his heirs and assigns, 24s. yearly quit rent to be taken 
at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the lands in the said 
town which Roger bequeathed to the said WilHam, with power of 
distraint if the rent be in arrear. Witnesses : John Wroth, John 
Roce [Roceo), John Tourk, Stephen de Gloucestre, Henry Haunsard 
citizens of London, Geoffrey Grombol, Robert Billyng, Alexander 
Reymund, Alexander de Beverlaco. Dated London, Sunday after 
St. Gregory the Pope 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 15 March. 

Writing of Robert de Herle knight granting to Alan de Hep- 
pescotes clerk 40 marks every year for life to be taken of his manors 
of Kirkeherle and Styford and of all other his lands in Northumber- 
land at Whitsuntide and Martinmas by even portions, with power 
of distraint if the rent be in arrear. Dated Newcastle upon Tyne, 
6 March 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 16 March. 

Feb. 4. To John de Moubray and Thomas de Ingelby justices of assize in 

Westminster. Lincolnshire. Order, if a messuage, two carucates of land and 20 
acres of meadow in Stapelford put in view be the same which were 
granted by the king's letters patent to Robert de la More his cook 
for life with remainder to the king, or any parcel thereof, not to 
proceed without advising the king in an assise of novel disseisin 
arraigned by Richard de Wylughby the elder knight and Elizabeth 
his wife against the said Robert ; as the king lately granted to 
Robert for life, Avith reversion to the king, a messuage, two carucates 
•of land and 20 acres of meadow^ in Stapelford which were of Hugh 
de Foston, and were taken again into the king's hand, there for ever 
to remain, for that Oliver de Foston the king's neif of his manor of 
Long Benyngton entered tlie same after the death of Hugh as his 
next heir, though seized into the king's hand as his right and after 



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put out of his hands without his hcence ; and now the king has 
learned that Richard and Ehzabeth have arraigned the assize 
aforesaid against Robert to the king's prejudice and disherison. 

ByK. 

Feb. 6. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Wilham Haselbech chaplain, 

Westminster, whom he has taken and imprisoned, to be set free by the mainprise 
of John Cheselworth clerk, John Offeham, John Solas and Richard 
Poynash of Kent ; as lately, at the complaint of William de Islep 
parson of Olcombe, alleging that William Haselbech threatened him, 
the king ordered the sheriff to cause William de Islep to have his 
peace, secure against damage or peril by William Haselbech done 
or procured ; but the said mainpernors, appearing in person in chancery, 
have mainperned under a pain of 20Z. that no damage or peril shall 
happen to the said complainant by the said Wilham Haselbech or by 
his procurement. 

Membrane AOd. 

Feb. 25. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, at their peril to 
Westminster, cause the king's order with regard to the slaughter of great beasts 
in the city of London to be proclaimed and kept, punishing all 
butchers who do contrary to the same ; as by slaughter of such beasts, 
by their blood flooding the streets and by their entrails cast into the 
river Thames the air is poisoned and an abominable stench arises, 
causing sickness among those dwelling in the city and those who flock 
thither, and threatening worse unless a remedy be supplied, wherefore 
the king with assent of his council has ordered in the present 
parliament that all oxen, sheep, swine and other great beasts to be 
slaughtered for maintenance of the said city be brought to the town 
of Stretford on the one hand and the town of Knyghtbrugg on the 
other and there slaughtered and no nearer, that their entrails be 
there scoured and carried after cleansing to the city with the flesh 
for sale, and any butcher who shall do to the contrary shall incur 
forfeiture of the flesh of beasts slaughtered nearer than the said 
towns and imprisonment for one year. 
[Feeder a.] 

To Magnus king of Norway. Letter conveying the complaint of 
WilUam de Stokesby, Peter atte Fen of Jernemuth, Henry Lymynour, 
William de Nor^\dco, James Marham of Bury, Ralph Kyng, William 
Seburgh of Colcestre, Alan Hunte and Alan Hegyn the king's merchants 
that whereas, trusting in the protection of the king of Norway, they 
touched at the port of Coft within the lordship of Norway for victuals 
and other necessaries, while on their voyage to the parts of Scone with 
a ship laded in England with cloths and divers other merchandise to 
the value of 2,000 marks and freighted for the parts aforesaid, 
and the ship being broken by a storm and shipwreck imminent, put 
the said goods ashore for salvage by hcence of the inhabitants, who 
treated them kindly and promised to save their bodies and goods 
harmless, but certain ministers of the said king for no fault despoiled 
the said merchants of their goods, taking them to the use of the said 
king and refusing restitution or satisfaction, though ofttimes required, 
to their impoverishment, as they have made oath, and is kno\^Ti as 
well to merchants of Flanders as to the burgomasters of the towns 
of Strausond and Conyngesbergh ; with a request to the king of 



35 Edward hi. 



249 



1361. Membrane 40rf — cont. 

Norway to do the said merchants justice in consideration of the love 
which their royal houses have hitherto shewn each to the subjects of 
the other. Dated the palace of Westminster, 20 February. 
[Ibid.\ 

Feb. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster, the prior of Pontefract to have the respite which the king of his favour 
has given him at the petition of Henry duke of Lancastre, until Easter 
next, and thenceforward until the Easter following, for all arrears 
of the farm of his priory which he was bound to render to the king 
and for all other debts demanded of him by summons of the 
exchequer, releasing any distraint made for that cause. By K. 

Indenture made at Westminster between the king of the one part 
and Bartholomew Guidonis de Castilon merchant of London and 
Adam de Seint Ive of London of the other part, witnessing that the 
king has granted and to farm let to Bartholomew and Adam from 
Easter next to Michaelmas following, and from Michaelmas for three 
years, all exchanges as well of his and of all other moneys, gold and 
silver plate as of broken silver, to hold without impeachment in his 
name by them and their deputies in all suitable places they please 
as well in the king's mints as elsewhere in the realm, the city of York 
excepted, rendering to the king at his exchequer for all profits thence 
arising 300Z. a year at Midsummer, Michaelmas, Christmas and 
Easter by even portions if the king make no exchange of moneys 
during the said term, and if he shall so do Bartholomew and Adam 
shall be at a new bargain, but in having such bargain they shall be 
preferred to any other giving as much ; and the king grants that none 
but they and their deputies shall make change of gold or silver for 
profit, etc. {as above p. 132). Dated Westminster, 13 March 35 
Edward III. French. 

[Feeder a.] 

March 15. To the warden and masters of the mint in the Tower of London for 
Westminster, the time being. Whereas the king has committed to BartholomcAv 
Guidonis de Castilon and Adam de Seint Ive merchants of London 
all his exchanges of his and other moneys, plate of gold and silver 
and of broken silver {as above) : order to suffer the said Bartholomew 
and Adam to have and hold the exchanges aforesaid, to take the 
proofs and oaths of those who bring gold or silver in money, vessels 
or in plate to the said mint, not to hinder Bartholomew and Adam 
and their deputies from freely using or doing that which pertains 
to them at the exchanges, and to cause houses to be deUvered to them 
such as pertain to their office in the said mints, according to the 
foregoing indenture. French. By K. 

Et erat patens. [Ibid.] 

March 15. To the sheriffs of London. Order, at their peril, on sight of these 
Westminster, presents, to cause proclamation to be made on the king's behalf for- 
bidding any man under pain of forfeiture publicly or privily for profit 
to hold exchanges of money and plate of gold and silver in the city or 
suburbs of London during the term contained in the above indenture 
between the king and Bartholomew Guidonis de Castilon merchant 
of London and Adam de Seint Ive of London save the said Bartholo- 
mew and Adam and their deputies, and to cause any found so doing 
after the proclamation to be taken and imprisoned, and such money 



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1361. 



Membrane 40c? — cont. 



to be taken into the king's hand as forfeit, certifying the king in 
chancery from time to time of their action. By K. 

\_Ihid.'\ 



Membrane 39i. 

March 2. AUce who was wife of John de Killyng worth citizen and draper of 
Westminster. London and Richard son of the said John and Ahce to Katherine 
de Ingham abbess of the order of Clare without Algate London, the 
sisters ministers [sic) of that order, and to the convent. Joint and 
several recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

March 3. Hamon Colebrand to John Compan. Recognisance for 4/., to be 
Westminster, levied etc. in Middlesex. 

Writing of WiUiam de Northtoft of Fynchyngfeld, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to WiUiam de Bukyngham chaplain of all the 
• lands called Bretonneslond in Haveryngg atte Boure, as well in mes- 

suages, houses, lands, meadows, pastures, woods, heaths, moors, rush 
beds, marshes, alder beds, rents and services of free tenants and neifs, 
as in reversions and lordships whatsoever to the same belonging. 
Witnesses : Wilham Fabel clerk, Richard Mayllour, John atte Gardyn, 
WiUiam atte Ehnes, Adam atte Hethe. Dated Haveryngg atte Boure, 
Sunday after St. Matthias 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 March. 

March 6. Stephen bishop of Limerick and William de Wynterton clerk to 
Westminster. David de WoUore clerk. Joint and several recognisance for 10/., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Ireland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 20. To WiUiam de Fynchedon, Peter de Richemund, Willaim de Nesse- 
Westminster. feld, John de Laysyngcroft, John de Waddesworth and Thomas 
Gretheved. Order to stay altogether the execution of the king's 
late commission, appointing them justices to inquire concerning cer- 
tain trespasses, oppressions, extortions, usurpations, grievances and 
excesses committed as well against the king and Queen Pliilippa, their 
men or servants, witliin the manors or lands which were of John de 
Warrenna late earl of Surrey in Yorkshire while the same were in the 
hands of the said king or queen, as against Edinund de Langele the 
king's son or his men, tenants or servants from the time the said manors 
and lands came to his hands, and to do other things in that com- 
mission contained ; as it is ordered in the present parliament, Avith 
the assent of the council, that aU general inquisitions heretofore 
granted within any lordships whatsoever shall be revoked, and none 
shall henceforth be granted. By K. and C. 

Writing of John de Monte Forti duke of Brittany and count of 
Montfort, being a quitclaim with warranty to John de Gandavo the 
king's son, by the king created earl of Richemond, and to the heirs 
of his body, and to the said king and his heirs, of the county, honour, 
castles, manors, lands and other places, together with the knights' fees, 
advowsons of churches, abbeys, priories, hospitals, chapels and religious 



35 EDWARD III. 2ftl 



13Q1, Membrane 39rf — cont. 

houses, and the hberties, prerogatives and royalties which John late duke 
of Brittany and earl of Richemond had therein and in the members, 
hamlets, meadows, feedings, pastures, fisheries, moors, marshes, tur- 
baries, forests, chaees, parks, woods, warrens, hundreds, fairs, markets, 
free customs, wards, marriages, escheats, services of freemen and neifs 
and appurtenances to the same belonging, and which were granted 
by the king's charter to his said son and to the heirs of his body as 
fully as the late earl in his life time held the same, with reversion to 
the king and his heirs, if the same shall to him and them revert. 
Witnesses : Simon archbishop of Canterbury, John archbishop of 
York, William bishop of Winchester, Thomas bisliop of Durham, 
Michael bishop of London, Robert bishop of Salislaury, Edward 
prince of Wales duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, Henry duke 
of Lancastre, Richard earl of Arundell, Thomas earl of Warrewyk 
and marshal of England, Walter de Mauny, Reynold de Cobham, 
Guy de Bryan. Dated the palace of Westminster, 19 January 1360, 
34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 February this year. 

[Registrum Honoris de Richmond, App. p. 189.] 



Membrane 3Sd. 

Feb. 18. To the sheriff of Leycester. Order to cause Phihp Neville and John 
Westminster. Talbot knights of the shire, whom the king caused to be summoned 
to the parliament holden at Westminster on Sunday before the Con- 
version of St. Paul last, to have 12Z. I6s. of the commons of the county 
for their expenses in coming to the said parhament, abiding there and 
returning thence, namely 32 days, each taking 4s. a day. 

The following knights of the shire have the like writs for their 
expenses : 

Fulk de Bermyngeham and John de Monte Forti, Warwick- 
shire, 12Z. 16s. for 32 days. 
Thomas de Fulnetby and LawTence de Flete, Lincolnshire, 

131. 12s. for 34 days. 
Henry de Threlkeld and Thomas de Sanford, Westmorland, 

161. 16s. for 42 days. 
John Dengayne and John de Grantesete, Cambridgeshire, 

121. for 30 days. 
Nicholas de Stjoiecle and Richard Alberd, Huntingdonshire, 

121. for 30 days. 
Robert Markaunt and John de Podenhale, the county of 

Suthampton, 12Z. for 30 days. 
John de Ratlesden and Geoffrey Maloysel, Norfolk, 121. 16s. 

for 32 days. 
WiUiam de Russhebrok and John de Shardelowe, Suffolk, 

121. for 30 days. 
John Chaumon and Thomas de Pikworth, Yorkshire, 151. 45, 

for 38 days. 
Robert Bracy and Roger de Brugg, Worcestershire, 121. 16s. 

for 32 days. 
Thomas Morice and WiUiam de Hatton, Middlesex, 101. 8s. 

for 26 days. 
John de Meperteshale and Peter de Salford, Bedfordsliire, 
121. for 30 days. 



252 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 38rf — cont. 

Nicholas de Burneby and John Murdak, Norhamptonshire, 

121. for 30 days. 
Hugh de Badewe and John de Haveryng, Essex, 11/. 4:3. for 

28 days. 
John Musard and Robert de Grendon, Stafifordshire, 13/. I2s. 

for 34 days. 
Andrew de Sake vile and Andrew Peverel, Sussex, 12/. for 

30 days. 
Thomas Apuldrefeld and Thomas Colpepir, Kent, 12/. for 

30 days. 
WiUiam de Radeclyf and Richard de Tounley, Lancashire, 

15/. 45. for 38 days. 
Simon Basset and Thomas Moyne, Gloucestershire, 12/. I65. 

for 32 days. 
Henry Persehaye and Nicholas Whityng, Devon, 16/. for 40 

days. 
Thomas Surteys and Roger de Woderyngton, Northumberland, 

16/. 16s. for 42 days. 
Richard de Acton and John de Sancto Laudo, Somerset, 

14/. 8s. for 36 days. 
Robert Latymer and John de la Hale, Dorset, 13/. 12s. for 

34 days. 
Roland Daneys and WiUiam Wade of Stokefaston, Roteland, 

12/. 16s. for 32 days. 
Richard Cergeaux and John Tremayn, Cornwall, 16/. I65. for 

42 days. 
John de Lodelowe and William Banastre, Salop, 13/. 12s. 

for 34 days. 
Richard de Grey and Robert de Morton, Notinghamshire, 

13/. 12s. for 34' days. 
Henry de Braylesford and John Cokayn, Derbyshire, 13/. 12s. 

for 34 days. 
Roger de Elinerugge and Nicholas Dammory, Oxfordshire, 12/. 

for 30 days. 
John de Trillowe and John Laundels, Berkshire, 12/. for 30 

days. 
Lawrence de Sancto Martino and Robert de Loundres, Wilts, 

12/. 16s. for 32 days. 
Geoffrey de Lucy and John Hunte, Bukinghamshire, 12/. 

for 30 days. 
Gilbert de EUesfeld and Richard de Bydeford, Hertfordshire, 

11/. 4s. for 28 days. 
Thomas Chaundos and Thomas Peytevyn, Herefordshire, 

13/. 12s. for 34 days. 
Henry de Malton and Robert de Tilliol, Cumberland, 16/. I6s. 

for 42 days. 
. [Prynne, Parliamentary Writs, iv. p. 249.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Warrewyk. Like order 
to cause Henry Purser and John de Mukelton, burgesses of that town, 
to have 4/. 8s. for their expenses for 22 days at 2s. a day each. 

The following burgesses have the like writs for their expenses : 
Thomas de Tolwardyne and John Croule of the city of 

Worcester, 6/. 8s. for 32 days. 
Richard Ferrour and Thomas Lyndefeld of the town of Lewes, 
4/. for 20 days. 



35 KDVVAIII) HI. 253 



13C1. Memhrnne 38rf — cont. 

John othe Chaumbro and John de Stanhop of the town of 

Newcastle upon Tyne, 8/. 85. for 42 days. 
Peter Prentis and VVilUam dc Rossynton of the town of 

Derby, 4^ 16s. for 24 days. 
William Hyle and John Stone of the town of Wilton, 4L 8«. 

for 22 days. 
John Gode and John Shovyn of Chippenham, U. 8s. for 22 days. 
Henry le Mercer and John de Henle of the town of Leomynstre, 

4Z. 16s. for 24 days. 
Thomas Wakeleyn of the town of Norhampton, 405. for 30 days. 
Walter de Wodelond and Henry Taverner of the town of 

Guldeford, 72s. for 18 days. 
John Wynkaulton and Nicholas Whytyng of the town of 

Dertemuth, Ql. for 30 days. 

Membrane 31d. 

John Prout and Stephen NorthA\yk of the town of Chepyng- 
toriton, 112s. for 26 days. 
[Ibid., p. 252.] 

March 8. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon his petition, to stay the exigent^ 
Westmir.f.ter. against John Noble clerk, and the taking of his body, by mainprise o> 
Thomas de Compeworth of Oxfordshire and William Langshurt of Kent 
bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench ; as John has shewn 
the king that, whereas Henry Coue is impleading him before the 
said justices for that he should render to the said Henry lOOs. alleged 
to be due and unlawfully withheld, and though he is and has ever 
been ready to answer on that plea, by process thereon made he is 
put in exigents in the busting of London to be outlawed for that the 
sheriffs have returned that he was not found in their bailiwick nor 
had anything therein ; and the said mainpernors appearing in person 
in chancery have mainperned under a pain of lOl. if they shall not 
have him before the said justices on the day named to answer as 
aforesaid, and to do and receive what the court shall determine in 
that behalf. * By C. 

Writing of Thomas Darders, being a quitclaim to Gerard de Bray- 
brok knight, his heirs and assigns, of the lands which Gerard holds 
in the towns of Knottyng and Sulrop co. Bedford. Dated London, 
Saturday the feast of St. Philip and St. James 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May. 

Writing of Adam Darders citizen and fishmonger of London, being 
a like quitclaim to Gerard de Braybrok knight. Dated {as the last). 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May. 

Membrane 3M. 

March 15. To Humphrey earl of Norhampton. Order upon his allegiance to 
Westminster, be in person at Westminster on the quinzaine of Easter next, bringing 
this writ, to speak with the king and council touching the defence 
of Ireland, and to do and consent to what order shall there be taken 
on the business, and meanwhile to make ready himself and his men 
for war with all his power, that the progress of the king's son Lionel 
earl of Ulster, whom the king has appointed to be sent over with a 
large army for the defence of Ireland, may not be hindered, nor that 



254 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane S6d—cont. 

country be subjected to risk of loss ; as by the increasing attacks of 
the king's Irish enemies, owing to the weakness of his heges there 
dwelHng, and for that the nobles and others of England who have lands 
in Ireland take their advantage thereof but make no defence, the 
land is so wasted that it will be brought to ruin save for God's help 
and speedy succour, wherefore the king has appointed to send over 
his son as aforesaid, and that all nobles and others who have lands 
there shall go with him with all their power, or if infirm in body send 
others in their stead for the safety and succour thereof, and the king 
would treat Avith the earl and others who have lands in Ireland for 
speeding the business. By K. and C. 

[Foedera. Report on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 627.] 
The like to Ralph earl of Stafford, Thomas earl of Oxford, and 
to seventeen others. 
[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Notingham and Derby. Order to warn the heirs 
of Caumvylle who have lands in Ireland to be at Westminster three 
weeks after Easter next {as above), and to have there the names 
of those by whom they are warned. 

[Ibid. p. 628.] 

The hke to the sheriff of Stafford. 

[Ibid.] 

To David de Strabolgi earl of Athol and thirteen others, including 
John de Erlee, to be at Westminster three weeks after Easter. 
[Ibid.] 

To Mary, countess of Norfolk. Order, upon her allegiance, to send 
to Westminster one or more men in whom she trusts, so as to be ther 
three weeks after Easter next {as above), certifying the king in chan® 
eery of their names, and having there this writ. 

[Ibid.] 

The hke to the following, to be before the king and council on the 
days named : 

Mary countess of Norfolk, Eleanor countess of Ormond, and Anne 

la Despenser at the quinzaine of Easter. 
Phihppa countess of la March, four other countesses and two 
ladies three weeks after Easter. 
[Ibid.] 

To the abbot of Fourneux. Order {as above) to be in person at 
Westminster three weeks after Easter next, or if he cannot con- 
veniently be there to send in his stead one or more men in whom he 
trusts, certifying their names, and having there this writ. 

[Ibid.] 

The hke to the prior of Malvern, three other abbots, and four 
other priors. 

[Ibid., p. 629.] 

To Master Thomas de Neville. Order {as above) to be in person at 
Westminster three weeks after Easter next, or if he cannot conve- 



35 EDWARD III. 265 



13G1. Memhranc 30^/ — cont. 

niently be tliere to send one or more etc. ; as the king would treat 
with those who have lands or benefices in Ireland. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to Master Reymund Pelcryn and to nine others. 

[Ibid.] 

Membrane ZM. 

March 10. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to stay until the quinzaine of 
Woatminster. EastcF next his demand by summons of the exchequer upon Robert 
de Burton clerk for sums of money whatsoever current in demand 
against him at the exchequer as of prests and receipts by reason of 
foreign accounts, for the time that he was receiver of the issues 
of lands reserved to the king's chamber. By C. 

March 19. William de Liueriz prior of the church of St. Mary Mortain {de 
Westminster. Rocherio Moritonii), for himself and the convent, to William de 

Wykeham dean of the church of St. Martin le Grand London and 

William de Mulsho canon of the free chapel of St. George Wyndesore. 

Recognisance for 300Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 

lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by William de Wykham. 

Indenture made at London, 20 March 35 Edward III, between brother 
William de Liueriz prior and the convent of St. Mary Mortain {de 
Rocherio Moritonii) of the order of Marmoutiers {majoris monasterii) in 
the diocese of Avranches on the one part and William de Wykeham 
dean of St. Martin le Grand London and William de Mulsho canon 
of the free chapel of St. George Wyndesore on the other part, wit- 
nessing that the said prior and convent have demised Avitli warranty 
to the said dean and William de Mulshf), their heirs, executors and 
assigns, their manors of Wythyam co. Surrey {sic) and Honipedele 
CO. Dorset, with the advowsons, tithes and pensions of the churches of 
those manors, to hold with all advantages and rights, as in houses, 
buildings, miUs, lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, heaths, 
marshes, moors, w^aters, fisheries, fishponds, paths, reversions, rents 
and services of free tenants and neifs, suits of court, pleas and per- 
quisites, and knights' fees thereto belonging from 20 March afore- 
said to Michaelmas following, and so for a term of 20 years, paying 
yearly 55 marks at Midsummer or within a month thereof at Tykford 
to the prior and convent, or to their attorney shewing a part of this 
indenture and power to make acquittance, with power of entry if 
the same be in arrear ; and license to the said dean and WiUiam de 
Mulsho to fell timber in the woods of those manors for maintenance of 
houses, hedges, buildings and for fuel ; and the said dean and Wilham 
de Mulsho grant that, if they, their heirs and executors may peaceably 
hold the said manors with the appurtenances and rights above men- 
tioned for the term aforesaid, the foregoing recognisance shall lose 
its force. Dated as above. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 21 March. 

Membrane 34c^. 

March 15. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland, or to the representative 

Westminster, of the justiciary. Order to cause proclamation to be made on behalf 

of the king throughout Ireland in cities, boroughs, market towns and 



256 



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1361. 



Membrane 34dl — cont. 



seaports, forbidding any man Avithout special licence of the king to 
take corn or other victuals whatsoever out of that country privily 
or openly under pain of forfeiture thereof, and to cause all corn and 
victuals found after the proclamation laded without such licence in 
ships or other vessels in order to pass thence to be arrested as forfeit, 
and answer to be made to the king for the same ; as owing to the 
weakness of the king's lieges there dwelling, and for that the nobles 
and others of England who have lands therein take their advantage 
of the same and make no defence, the land is so wasted by increasing 
attacks of the king's Irish enemies that, save for God's help and speedy 
succour, it will be brought to ruin, wherefore the king has appointed 
that Lionel his son earl of Ulster shall with all haste be sent over with 
a great army for the safety of Ireland, and that all nobles and others 
of England who have lands there shall go in his company with all 
their power, or if infirm in body shall send others in their stead, to 
repel the said enemy, and he would make provision that there may be 
no lack of victuals at the coming his said son. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.'] 

March 24. To Robert de Herle the king's admiral towards the north and west. 

Westminster. Order to take information touching a complaint of Geoffrey le 
Bouchier merchant of Hareflu, calling before him the parties concerned 
and others who have knowledge of the truth and hearing reasons on 
either side, and to cause justice to be done to the said Geoffrey and his 
partners touching the restitution of a ship called ZaiVo^re Dame of Hareflu, 
the salt and other goods therein taken, together with their damages and 
losses, according to the form of tlie peace and concord established 
between John king of France and his subjects and the king and his 
subjects ; as the king has received the said complaint of Geoffrey, for 
himself and his partners in the said ship, containing that whereas they 
caused the same to be laded in the port of Noirmoutier {de Nigro 
Monasterio) with 120 ' chargis ' of bay salt to be taken to Hareflu, John 
Wille, Thomas Gose, Thomas Box and other evildoers, \\dth certain ships 
of Dertemuth, Bristol, Great Jernemuth and Grymesby, on 27 July 
last in warhke manner entered the said ship while anchored in the 
port of Chaire before the island of Noirmoutier contrary to the said 
peace, took and carried off the ship while the seamen fled in a boat for 
fear, and did their will therewith, whereupon they have prayed the 
king for restitution. By K. 

April 3. Robert de Assheton knight to John de Mounpelers of London. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 20Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Memorandum of defeasance, on condition that Robert or another 
in his name pay to John lOL on Midsummer day next. 

Feb. 30 {sic). To the warden of the Flete prison or his lieutenant. Order to set free 
Westminster. Robert Lokke from that prison by the mainprise of William de Iford 
and John de Morton of London, and to have this writ before the justices 
of the Bench three weeks after Easter next ; as John de Bereford of 
Oxfordshire lately impleaded the said Robert before those justices 
for a debt of 70s. and recovered the same by judgment of the court 
with 40s. damages, and Robert was put in exigents in Oxfordshire 
to be outlawed for that he did not pay the debt and damages, and 
was after outlawed, and Robert rendered himself to the said prison 



35 EDWARD III. 



267 



J 3 (51 Membrane 34d — cont. 

by reason of that outlawry, as appears by certificate of Robert de 
Thorp chief justice of the Bench sent into chancery ; and now John, 
appearing in person before William do Shareshull, has acknowknlged 
that he has been contented of the sum named, as the said William 
has certified in chancery, and the king by letters patent has par- 
doned Robert the said outlawry, and he has found the mainpernors 
aforesaid, who have mainperned to have him before the said justices 
on the day above mentioned to content the king of what pertains 
to him in that behalf. 

April 15. George Glaunville to Thomas de Wyngefeld. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 143/. 13s. M., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Suffolk. 

John Nowers of Gothurst the younger to John Barker of Olneye 
merchant. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 

April 15. To the collectors of customs in the port of London, and to the 
Woatminster. inspector of ships in the said port and in the river Thames. Order 
not to suffer any falcons to be taken out of England without the 
king's special command, and if they find any so being taken, to cause 
them to be arrested and sent to the king to be dealt with as he 
shall order. 
[Foedera.] 
The like to the following : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandewich and Cicestre and the col- 
lectors of customs there. 
The mayor and baihffs of Dovorre and of five other towns. 
The bailiffs of Shorham and of nineteen other towns. 
[Ibid.] 

April 20. Stephen de Valoynes knight to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Kent. 

April 22. Thomas abbot of Stonleye co. Warwick, for himself and the con- 
Westminster, vent, to John Ragon knight. Recognisance for 300/., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Warwickshire. 

April 23. John de Grey of Rutherfeld to Michael de Ponynges knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Oxfordshire. 



April 23. Michael de Ponynges knight to John de Grey of Rutherfeld. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Grey of Rutherfeld to Michael de Ponynges knight. 
Recognisance for 5,000/., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 

Membrane 33c/. 

March 3. To Richard de la Vache constable of the Tower of London, or to 

WeBtminster. his lieutenant. Order to set free Hugh de Wychyngham from the 

king's prison in the said Tower by the mainprise of Peter Fige, Fulk 

CR 17 



258 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. 



Membrane SSd — cont. 



de Horewode and Simon de Lincoln of the city of London ; as they, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainpemed to have the body 
of the said Hugh before the king in chancery on the octaves of Easter 
next, to answer to the king touching the things that shall be laid 
against him, and further do and receive what shall by the king and 
council be ordered, and in case they do not then so have him, to enter 
the said prison and there abide at the king's wiU. 

The like to the said constable or his heutenant, to set free Henry 
de Briselee and Thomas de Ferrers by the mainprise of Thomas Perle, 
John de Bedeforde, Walter de Burton, Thomas de Cressyngham, 
Edmund fitz Johan and Richard de Preston of the city of London. 

Writing of Thomas son of Robert de Hakeneye sometime citizen 
of London, granting with warranty to James de Lacy, his heirs and 
assigns, a yearly rent of lOl. to be taken for ever at Michaelmas and 
Easter by even portions of his manor of Bobbyngesworth co. Essex, 
with power of distraint in the whole manor if the same be in arrear. 
Witnesses : John de Bampton, John Asselyn, WilHani Asselyn, WiUiam 
de Enefeld, Wilham RoK. Dated Bobbyngesworth, 20 April 35 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 April. 

Charter of Adam le Carpenter of Stodleye, giving with warranty 
to Roger de Woluardynton and his heirs for ever aU lands, with 
meadows, pastures, rents and appurtenances, which Adam had in the 
town and territory of Stodleye. Witnesses : Henry de Middelmore, 
Roger de Egebaston, William Eode, John de Stanforde, Roger de 
Ulbarowe. Dated Stodleye, Sunday before the Annunciation 32 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 2 April this year. 

Writing of Roger de Woluardynton, granting and demising with 
warranty to Adam le Carpenter of Stodleye for life all his lands which 
he had of the gift and feoffment of Adam in the town and territory 
of Stodleye, with meadows, pastures and appurtenances, rendering 
yearly one rose at Midsummer to Roger and his heirs, and doing the 
services due and of right accustomed to the chief lords of the fee, 
with reversion to Roger and his heirs. Witnesses : Henry de Middel- 
more, Roger de Egebaston, John Wyberd, William Eode, Robert 
Trout. Dated Stodleye, Palm Sunday 32 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 2 April this year. 

April 3. John Coterel of Wynkefeld to David de WoUore and Michael de 

Westminster. Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 40Z. payable by instalments ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Berkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by David. 

March 13. John Goderich the king's cook, for good service, is sent to the abbot 
Westminster, and convent of Tavesstok, to have such maintenance of that house 
for life as John atte Wode deceased had at the king's request. 

By p.s. [25250.] 

April 4. William de la Garderobe, for good service, is sent to the prior and 

Westminster, convent of Dovorre, to have such maintenance of that house for life 

as John Pyk deceased had at the king's request. By p.s. [25290.] 



35 EDWARD III. 



259 



1861. 

April 17. 

Woatminster. 



Membrane 33(i — cx)nt. 



John Pycot ktiight and Jolin Malens of Coupul tlio older to Kdinund 
Morteyn clerk. Recognisance for 200 marks, to bo levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Samkyn to William do Hattcfeld citizen and goldsmith of 
London. Recognisance for lOZ., to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire. 

Charter indented of Thomas son of John de Legh of Essex, giving 
with warranty to James de Lacy and to his executors, for tlie life of 
James and three years after, his manor of Estlegh co. Kent, to hold 
of Thomas and his heirs by the service of one rose a year at Mid- 
summer for all services. Witnesses : Henry Haut, John Hardes, 
James Wodhull, William Enefeld, John Bampton, Richard Fyffyde, 
Stephen LoUyngton. Dated Shellegh, 16 April 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 April. 

April 21. Thomas de Ford of Roby to Wilham de Huntelowe parson of 
Westminster. Croston co. Lancastre. Recognisance for 160 marks payable by 
instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Lancashire. 

Memorandum that on 20 February 9 Richard II this recognisance was 
sent to the duke of Lancaster for executiori in that duchy according to 
the liberty thereof. 



Membrane Z2d. 

Writing indented of John de Grey lord of Rotherfeld, reciting his 
gift, by fine levied in the king's court, to John his eldest son and 
to Ehzabeth daughter of Sir Michael de Ponynges whom he is to take 
to wife and to the heirs of John of Ehzabeth begotten, of the manors 
of Shobynton co. Bukingham and Somerton co. Oxford to the value 
of 200 marks a year, and granting to the same John and Elizabeth 
and to the said heirs a yearly rent of 60Z. to be taken of his manor 
of Retherfeld co. Oxford at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, 
upon condition that so long as they and the said heirs shall peace- 
ably hold the manors of Shobynton and Somerton quit of the Idng's 
debt, of recognisances, annuities and all other charges arising before 
the date of these presents, without being ousted therefrom, or from any 
parcel thereof, by judgment, process of law or otherwise, the payment 
of this annuity shall lie in suspense, and if they be so ousted and 
recompense be made them ^^^thin two months after reasonable notice 
given at Henle by Rotherfeld for all damage so suffered the said pay- 
ment shall be in suspense ; granting also power of distraint if the 
rent be in arrear. Dated Southwerk, Friday the feast of St. George 
35 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Grey, 23 April. 

Writing of John de Grey of Rutherfeld, reciting his gift of a rent 
of 60Z. of his manor of Rutherfeld co. Oxford to John his son, Elizabeth 
daughter of Sir Michael de Ponynges, and to the heirs of John of 
Ehzabeth begotten, and his gift to them of a yearly rent of 40Z. to 
be taken of his manor of Claydon co. Bukingham, and of a yearly rent 
of 50 marks to be taken of his manor of Duston co. Norhampton at the 
same terms, and granting as security for payment thereof power of 



260 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane Z2d — cont. 

distraint in his manors of Stillyngflet and Upton co. York if the said 
rents be in arrear after they shall become payable according to the 
purport of his several writings. Dated Suthwerk, Friday the feast 
of St. George 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 April. 

Indenture made between Sir Michael de Ponynges and Sir John 
de Grey of Rutherfeld, being a defeasance of the above recognisance 
(p- 257) for 5.000L on condition that Sir John shall between this and 
Midsummer next by fine or deed make an estate in fee simple of all the 
manors and lands which he had in England at the date of these presents 
as well in demesne as in service or reversion, fees, advowsons or other 
hereditaments (the manors of Shobyngton and Somerton, and the 
advowson of Est Claydon excepted) to Lawrence de ThornhuU parson 
of Bedale, Robert de Saltwode parson of Claydon, Wilham de Mersshton 
parson of Rutherfeld and Peter de Otryngham parson of Sculcotes, and 
shall give dihgence to cause all who hold of him, as well tenants for 
life, in dower and by the courtesy of England as other tenants or 
farmers whatsoever, to attorn tenants to them, and the said Lawrence, 
Robert, William and Peter, having had seisin thereof and attornment 
as aforesaid, shall before Michaelmas next by fine or deed at Sir John's 
choice grant and lease to Sir John and Maud his wife for their lives 
the manors of Still5mgflet and Upton co. York, giving security that 
Sir John shall not be impeached of waste therein nor in the residue, 
and of the reversion of the said manors after the death of Sir John 
and Maud, and of the residue (the said advowson excepted) after the 
death of Sir John, they shall before the quinzaine of Martinmas by fine 
to be levied before the justices of the Bench make a sure estate to 
John the eldest son of Sir John and to the heirs male of his body, and 
if Sir John die in the mean time the said manors shall be granted and 
let to Maud for her hfe, and the said feoffees shall make an estate of 
the reversion thereof and an immediate estate of the residue (the 
advowson excepted) to John the son and the heirs male of his body, 
such demises of what is held in chief to be made by licence of the 
king or by charter of pardon, and all expenses in regard thereof to 
be borne by Sir John. Dated Southwerk, Friday the feast of St. 
George 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 23 April. 

Writing indented of John de Grey lord of Retherfeld, reciting his 
gift by fine levied in the king's court of the manors of Shobynton co. 
Bukingham and Somerton co. Oxford to the value of 200 marks a 
year to John his eldest son, Elizabeth daughter of Michael de 
Ponynges and the heirs of John of Ehzabeth begotten, and granting 
to the said John and Elizabeth and to the said heirs a yearly rent of 
50 marks to be taken of his manor of Duston co. Norhampton at 
Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, upon condition that so 
long as John and Ehzabeth and the said heirs shall hold the said 
manors quit of the king's debt, recognisances, annuities and all other 
charges arising before the date of these presents, without being ousted 
by judgment, process of law or otherwise, payment of this annuity 
shall be in suspense, and if they be so ousted and recompense be 
made them within two months of warning given at Heneley by Rether- 
feld for all damages so suffered, payment shall be in suspense ; 



35 EDWARD III. 261 



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granting also power of distraint in the manor of Duston if the said 
rent be in arrear after it shall become payable. Dated Suthwerk, 
Friday the feast of St. George 35 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 April. 

May 12. Peter prior of Tuttebury to Richard de Tissynton clerk. Recog- 

Westiiiiiister. nisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Derbyshire. 

Membrane Z\d. 

Writing indented of John de Grey lord of Retherfeld, reciting 
his gift of the manors of Shobynton and Somerton to John his eldest 
son, Elizabeth daughter of Sir Michael de Ponynges and to the heirs 
of John of Ehzabeth begotten {as above), and granting to them and 
to the said heirs a yearly rent of 40/. to be taken of his manor of 
Claydon co. Bukingham at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions 
upon the same condition as the rent above granted, with power of 
distraint in the said manor if the rent be in arrear after it shall become 
payable. Dated Southewerk, Friday the feast of St. George 35 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 April. 

Writing indented of Michael Ponynges knight, being a defeasance 
of the above recognisance (see f. 257) for 1,000 marks made by John 
de Grey of Rutherfeld to secure repayment of 500 marks to be by 
Michael paid to Sir John on Christmas eve next upon certain con- 
ditions agreed between them by deed indented touching a marriage 
to be had between John the eldest son of Sir John and Elizabeth 
daughter of Michael, in case there be no issue between the said John 
and Ehzabeth after such marriage, or Elizabeth Hve seven years 
after the same, or Ehzabeth die without issue within seven years after 
the same, and Sir John, his heirs or executors, shall repay the said 
500 marks to Michael or his executors in the parish church of St. 
Margaret Southwerk at the end of two years after her death. Dated 
South werk, Friday the feast of St. George 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 April. 

Writing indented of John de Grey of Rutherfeld, being a defeasance 
of the above recognisance {see p. 257) for 1,000 marks made by Sir 
Michael de Ponynges to secure payment of 500 marks to John due 
by reason of a marriage between John his eldest son and Elizabeth 
daughter of Sir Michael, in case Ehzabeth die before Christmas next, 
or by default of the said John or of his said son the marriage shall 
not take place before that day, or that, if the marriage shall take 
place and Ehzabeth be ahve on that day, Sir Michael, his heirs or 
executors, shall pay to John or to his executors the said 500 marks 
in the parish church of St. Margaret Southwerk on Christmas Eve 
next. Dated Southwerk, Friday the feast of St. George 35 Edward 
III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 April. 

Writing indented of Guy de Bryene knight, being the defeasance of a 
bond to him made by Sir Hugh de Courteney earl of Devenesshire in 
5001., provided that, if the earl die in the lifetime of Margaret countess 



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of Devenesshire his wife and she recover dower of the manor of Sutton 
Courteney against Margaret daughtof of Guy and wife of Hugh de 
Courteney son of the earl's son, the executors of the earl or another 
for them shall within one month after such recovery pay to Guy or to 
his executors 500 marks, or that the said Margaret daughter of Guy 
may peaceably hold the said manor (the advowson of the church thereof 
excepted) for her life without impeachment or action for dower of the 
said countess, or that the said countess if she survive the earl shall make 
sufficient release of the said manor (the advowson excepted) to Mar- 
garet daughter of Guy barring her action of dower, or that Margaret 
daughter of Guy shall die before such recovery of dower by the said 
countess. Dated London, 16 April 35 Edward III. Witnesses : 
Sir John de Chevereston, Sir Robert le fitz Payn, Sir WUliam 
Daumarl knights. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 April, 

May 7. John de Nowers knight to Elizabeth who was wife of WilUam 

Westminster. Latymer. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, at his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged before John de Repyngfmle by 
a writ of dedimus potestatem. 

May 8. Edward de Twyford knight to Ralph SpygurneU knight. Recog- 

Westminster. nisancc for 50 marks payable by instalments, to be levied etc. in 
Bukinghamshire. 

Feb. 28. Wilham Hervy, for good service, is sent to the prior and convent 

Westminster, of Bridlyngton, to have such maintenance of that house as John atte 

Marche deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [25236.] 

May 10. WiUiam le Baud knight to John de Sutton of Wivenho knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 250 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
liis lands and chattels in Essex. 



Membrane SOd. 

April 16. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, under pain of forfeiture, as he would 
Westminster, avoid the king's wrath, on sight of these presents, to cause procla- 
mation to be made wherever men gather together forbidding any 
prelate, noble, man of rehgion or other whatsoever, under pain of 
forfeiture, to retain in his service any carpenters, masons, craftsmen, 
workmen or labourers who are or have been retained to serve the 
king on his works and have withdrawn or shall withdraw from them 
wdthout his hcence, or to pay any other wages than those contained 
in the ordinances made in the last parhament concerning craftsmen, 
labourers and AAorkmen, and to cause all such men to be taken and 
imprisoned until further orders, if assured that they have withdrawn 
as aforesaid, certifying under seal in chancery their names from time 
to time, the time this writ was received, by whom, when and where 
deUvered ; as the king lately ordered the sheriff to cause proclamation 
to be made of the said ordinances, which were sent him under the 
king's seal, and now great number of carpenters, masons and other 
craftsmen, workmen and labourers hired upon the king's works in 
divers places, finding their wages thereby diminished, and that they 
can take more in the service of men of religion and other masters than 



35 EDWARD III. 



2«3 



13(51. 



Membrane Wd. — cont. 



April 16. 

Westminster. 



in tile Icing's service, have eloigned themselves from the king's works 
and arc drawing to divei's parts to abide in the service of otiiers, 
whereat the king is much moved. By K. 

[Foedera. Rolls of Parliament, ii. p. 458.] 

The hke to singular the sheriffs of England. 

[IhidJ^ 

To Robert Herle and his fellows, justices appointed in Kent to 
cause the ordinances made in the last parliament to be kept, to execute 
certain other things in their commission, and justices of oyer and 
terminer. Like order to cause proclamation of the said ordinances to 
be made anew before them at their sessions, on the king's behalf 
forbidding any prelate, nobleman of reUgion or other whatsoever to 
retain carpenters and others {as above) or pay otlier wages than those 
in the ordinances contained, and to proceed as strictly as possible in 
the execution of the said ordinances, causing all offenders against them 
to be punished ; as great number of carpenters etc. {as above). By K. 

\_Ibid.'] 

The hke to Richard earl of Arundell and his fellows, justices in 
Sussex, to the justices in 32 otlier counties, in the Estrithinge, 
Estrithyng {sic) and Northrithjnig in Yorkshire, in the parts of 
Lyndesey, Kesteven and Holand in Lincolnshire, and in the Isle of 
Wight. 

\Ihid.'\ 

Writing of Roger Darcy knight, being a release to Thomas Chaum- 
berlayne and his assigns for his hfe of the manor of Silkeston co. 
York, which the said Thomas holds for Ufe of the demise of Sir John 
Darcy brother of Roger. Witnesses : Hugh de Brerelay, WiUiam de 
Mirfeld, Ellis de Birton, Hugh de Wombewell, Richard de Ughtibrig. 
Dated Westminster, Saturday after the Purification 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 April. 



April 24. Richard Toky and Thomas de Brakenburgh citizens and mer- 
Westminster. chants of London to Michael bishop of London. Joint and several 
recognisance for 260L, to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

April 26. Robert le Yonge of Everdon to WiUiam de Haukesworth clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 60s., to be levied etc. in Norhamptonshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, on condition that Robert pay 30s. at 
Martinmas next. 

April 26. Robert Clere of Ormesby to John de Bisshopeston clerk. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 



Membrane 2^d. 

Writing of Roger Brut knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Hugh de Berewyk knight and Isabel his \vife, the heirs and assigns 
of Hugh, of all messuages, tofts, lands, meadows, pastures, rents and 
services which Hugh and Isabel have or hold in Chalgrave, Ewelme, 
Bensynton and Oke co. Oxford, and of all lands which ever were of 
John MareschaU knight or of Thomas his brother in the said towns. 
Witnesses : John Whitefeld, Gilbert Wate {sic) knights, Thomas de 



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1361. 



Membrane. 29c? — cxmt. 



Barantyn, John Loveday, John de Cottesmore. Dated Oke co. Oxford' 
Monday before St, Dunstan 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Esshere 
CO. Surrey, 18 May. 

Writing of Roger Brut knight and Thomas Mareschal clerk, son 
of John Mareschal of Bovyndon knight, being a general release to 
Sir Hugh de Berewyk knight and Isabel his wife. Dated Braye co. 
Berks, Tuesday before St. Dunstan 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Esshere, 18 May. 

May 18. Roger Brut knight to Hugh de Berewyk knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Suthampton. 

Hugh de Berewyk knight to Roger Brut knight. Recognisance for 
50/., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance of Roger 
Brut, upon condition that Roger and Alice his wife by fine in the 
king's court in the quinzaine of Midsummer next shall quitclaim to 
Hugh de Berewyk knight and Isabel his wife and to the heirs of the 
said Hugh aU the lands, messuages, tofts, meadows, pastures, rents 
and services which Hugh and Isabel hold in the towns of Chalgrave, 
Ewelme, Bensynton . and Oke, with warranty by Roger and Alice and 
the heirs of Alice, and that John {sic) son of John MareschaU of 
Bovyndon shall quitclaim the premises to Hugh and Isabel and to 
the heirs of Hugh, and his writing shaU on or before the quinzaine of 
Midsummer be acknowledged and enrolled in one of the king's courts ; 
defeasance also of the foregoing recognisance of Hugh de Berewyk, 
upon condition that Hugh shall on the quinzaine of Midsummer pay 
or cause to be paid 50/. to Roger, his executors or assigns. Dated 
Braye co. Berks, Thursday before Trinity 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties at Esshere, 20 May. 

May 20. WiUiam Croiser knight to Thomas de Camoys knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 1,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Bedfordshire. 

Thomas de Camoys knight to WiUiam Croiser knight. Recognisance 
for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 



April 30. To the sheriffs of London. Order, as they would save them 
Westminster, harmless, on sight of these presents, licences or commands to the 
contrary notwithstanding, to cause proclamation to be made forbidding 
under pain of forfeiture any knight, man at arms, pilgrim, or other 
whatsoever (merchants plying their trade excepted) to cross to parts 
over sea without special order of the king, and to arrest and safe 
keep until further order aU whom they shaU find so doing after the 
proclamation, with their horses and other things whatsoever, certifying 
the king in chancery from time to time as well of their names as of 
their horses and goods and the value thereof. By K. 

[Fa^era.'] 



35 EDWARD III. 265 



1361. Membrane 2M — cont. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Lincoln and nine other sheriffs. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull and of thirteen 

other cities and towns. 
The bailiffs of the city of Norwych and of 28 other cities and 
towns. 
[Ibid.] 

Membrane 2Sd, 

May 11. To Robert de Herle and Robert Belknap. Order to stay altogether 

Westminster, the execution of the king's commission to them, with certain other 
lieges, to hear and determine divers alleged trespasses and felonies 
committed at sea by certain subjects of the king and others against 
certain merchants, as well aliens as natives, being in a ship of John 
Goldbetere and John Saleman of England and Jakemart Flemyng 
merchants, Christian Rous of Lescluse master, which was laded at 
Nauntes in Brittany with divers goods to the value of 20,000Z. to 
be taken to Flanders, and to intermeddle no further therein ; as 
the business has newly been brought before the king and council, and 
the king has revoked their said commission because it is thought 
agreeable with law and custom that felonies, trespasses and wrongs 
committed at sea should be brought before the king's admirals and 
terminated according to maritime law, and not before his justices 
at the common law. By K. and C. 

Writing of Thomas Frembaud of Bukinghamshire, granting to Sir 
Richard de la Vache knight the manor of Asshyndon for the life of 
the grantor, rendering one rose at Midsummer during the first seven 
years, 201. a year during the next three years, and QOl. a year thence- 
forward ; and granting all the rent aforesaid to Thomas son of the 
grantor, with a release of the said manor to the said Thomas the son. 
Dated Westminster, 27 April 35 Edward III. French. 

Letter of attorney by Thomas Frembaud, constituting in his stead 
Thomas Frembaud his son, to receive of Sir Richard de la Vache 
knight 60^. for the farm of the manor of Asshyndon, to wit 201. a year 
for three years as contained in the foregoing writing, and to give acquit- 
tances for the same in his name. Dated Westminster, 27 April 35 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 8 May. 

Writing of Thomas Frembaud the elder, reciting that on Tuesday 
the morrow of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr 34 Edward 
III by indenture he granted and demised to Sir Richard de la Vache 
knight his manor of Asshedon co. Bukingham to hold during the 
life of the grantor, rendering yearly one rose for all secular actions and 
demands during the first seven years beginning from Michaelmas next 
after the date thereof, 20L a year for the three years next following, 
and after those ten years QOl. a year during the grantor's hfe ; and 
granting with warranty to Thomas Frembaud his son, his heirs and 
assigns, all his estate in the said manor together with the whole rent 
aforesaid during the said term. Dated London, 11 May 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 May. 



266 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 28d — cont. 

■ Writing of John Bonyng, son and heir of Robert Bonyng of Cicestre 
and his executor, being a quitclaim to Master Thomas de Edyndon 
warden of the hospital of St. Nicholas Portesmuth of all actions real 
and personal affecting John or his said father, the said warden or his 
predecessors. Dated London, 11 May 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Esshere co. 
Surrey, 15 May. 

Writing of Joan late the wife of Robert Bonyng of Cicestre and 
his executrix, being a like quitclaim to the said warden. Same 
date. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Esshere, 15 May. 

Memorandum that the chancellor received the two foregoing 
acknowledgments . 

May 15. John son of John de Norton to William de Burstall and Michael 

Westminster, de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 4L, to be levied, in default 

of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Suthampton. 

Memorandum of defeasance, on condition that John shall pay 40s. 

on the quinzaine of Midsummer next. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged hy WUliam. 

Charter of Thomas Mareschal clerk, son of John Mareschal of 
Bovyndon knight, giving with warranty to Sir Hugh de Berewyk 
knight and Isabel his wife, the heirs and assigr^s of Sir Hugh, all the 
messuages, tofts, lands, meadows, pastures, rents and services which 
the grantor had in the towns of Chalgrave, Ewelme, Bei-ovnton and Oke 
CO. Oxford. Witnesses : John de Wliitefeld, Gilbert Wace knights, 
Thomas de 'B&v&ntyn, John Loveday, John da Cottesmore. Dated 
Oke CO. Oxford, Monday before St. Philip and St. James 35 Edward 
III. 

Writing of Thomas Mareschal clerk, son of Jol\n Mareschal of 
Bovyndon knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Hugh de 
Berewyk knight and Isabel his "wife, the heirs and assigns of Sir Hugh, 
of all the messuages, tofts, lands, meadows, pastures, rents and ser- 
vices which the said Hugh and Isabel have or hold in Chalgrave, 
Ewelme, Bensynton and Oke co. Oxford, and of all lands which ever 
were of the said John Mareschal knight or of Thomas his brother 
in those towns. Witnesses {as the last). Dated Oke co. Oxford, 
Monday before St. Dunstan 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing at Esshere co. Surrey, 18 May. 

June 3. John Moubray of Axiholm to the king. Recognisance for 2,000 

Weatminster. marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment, as in the following memorandum. 

Memorandum that, after the death of the said John, to secure payment 
of these 2,000 marks, John his son and heir and Elizabeth who was his 
wife mnde two recognisances in chancery dated 19 November, John for 
1,400 mxirks and Elizabeth for 400L, and they have contented the king 
thereof, as by memoranda enrolled, against the said two recognisances 
may appear wherefore this recognisance is cancelled. 



35 EDWARD Til. 



267 



1361. 



Membrane 21d. 



May 7. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Dubhn* 

Westminster. Oidt'T' to suffer the king's son Lionel earl of Ulster to have the respite 
for one year from date which the king of his favour iias given him for 
payment of all sums whatsoever of him demanded to the king's use 
at the exche(juer of Dublin, or of the castles, manors, lands or Uberties 
of the heritage of Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of William 
de Burgo sometime earl of Ulster and cousin and heir of Elizabeth de 
Burgo deceased, as well for reliefs, green wax, debts, accounts, and 
arrears of accounts, farms and rents, as of fines, amercements, ran- 
soms, issues, forfeitures or other causes as well in the time of the said 
Lionel as of the ancestors of Elizabeth his wife, releasing any distraint 
for that cause made. By K. 

May 16. To the mayor and constable of the staple of Westminster. Order, 
Westminster, nnder pain of forfeiture, on sight of these presents, to cause all native 
merchants of the said staple abiding in the country, as well those 
dwelling within the staple as without, to be assembled before them 
in the staple, and ten discreet persons to be elected of them and to 
come to Westminster so as to be there on the octaves of Trinity next 
in order to inform the king and council upon arduotis business affecting 
the king and the estate of the realm, especially the staples of wool and 
other merchandise, and the common weal, and upon other matters 
which shall be laid before them on the king's behalf, and to do further 
what shall then be appointed, charging all the said merchants on pain 
of forfeiture to give diUgence to the premises, certifying the king at 
that date under the seal of the staple of the day this writ was received 
and the bearer's name, and bringing this writ. By K. and C. 

[Fcedera.] 

The Uke to the following, to have the number of persons mentioned 
at Westminster on the quinzaine of Trinity : 

The mayor and constable of the staple of Lincoln, four persons. 

The mayor and constable of the staple of York, six persons. 

The mayor and constable of the staple of Kyngeston upon Hull, 

four persons. 
The mayor and constable of the staple of Norwich, four persons. 
The mayor and constable of the staple of Newcastle upon Tyne, 

two persons. 
The mayor and constable of the staple of Canterbury, four persons, 

of whom two shall be of Sandwich. 
The mayor and constable of the staple of Winchester, four persons. 
The mayor and constable of the staple of Excestre, two persons. 
The mayor and constable of the staple of Cicestre, two persons. 
The mayor and constable of the staple of Bristol, three persons. 
[Ibid.] 

To the bailiffs, echevins and true men of the town of Calais. Like 
order to elect six persons and cause them to come to the king's 
palace of Westminster on the quinzaine of Trinity, to inform the king 
and council upon arduous business affecting the keeping and good 
governance of the said town. 

[Ibid.] 

To Henry le Scrop governor of the town of Calais and of other 
the king's lands in the parts adjacent. Order, as the king trusts in 
him, on sight of these presents, to cause the bailifis, echevins and true 



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men of the town to be assembled in the usual place, and to present 
to them the above writ, which the king is sending by the bearer of 
these presents, charging them on pain of forfeiture to give diligence 
to the effectual performance thereof. 
[Ibid.] 

March 24. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order, under pain of lOOZ. to be levied 
Westminster, of his lands and chattels if he shall not execute this command by the 
feast of St. George at latest, to survey all weirs, mOls, stanks, stakes 
and kiddles in the river Thames within his bailiwick, to make inquisition 
at what times they were set up, and to cause all which they are 
assured by such inquisitions or other lawful information to have been 
set up in the time of Edward I or after, whereby the passage of ships, 
boats and shouts is hindered, to be abated, and likewise all timber, 
stone, lime and other things set in the said river which may injure 
ships, boats and shouts in their passage ; as in a statute of the parlia- 
ment holden at Westminster in the 25th year of the reign it is con- 
tained that all weirs, mills, stanks, stakes and kiddles set up in great 
rivers in the said king's time or after, whereby the passage of ships 
and boats is hindered, shall be removed and abated. By K. 

The hke to the following : 

The sheriff of Oxford and Berks. 

The sheriff of Bukingham. 

The sheriff of Middlesex. 

Charter of Thomas son and heir of John Ken_>Tigton of Est Tillebury 
CO. Essex, giving with warranty to William Horneby of Chaldewelle 
CO. Essex, his heirs and assigns, lOs. of yearly quit rent, with homages, 
rehefs, heriots, escheats, services and suits of courts to the same 
belonging, which fell to his heritage after the decease of John his 
father in the towns and parishes of Est Tillebury, West TUlebury and 
Mokkyngg, with the reversion of two hopes of marsh after the term 
of Thomas Fraunceys, and the reversion of other rents after the death 
of Dionisia mother of the grantor by reason of her dower in the same, 
to be taken yearly at the Annunciation, Midsummer and the feast 
of St. Andrew by even portions of the following lands : of a tenement 
of Robert Godsalve of Est Tillebury 2s. 2d., of a tenement of 
Thomas Fraunceys 4s. Sd., of lands of the prior and convent of St. 
Mary without Bisshopesgate London in the parish of Mokkyngg 2s. Sd., 
of a tenement of Robert Millere of West Tillebury Qd., together 
with the said two hopes and the reversion of other rents, and power 
of distraint if the rent be in arrear. Witnesses : John atte Ponde, 
Wilham atte Wode, John Hikeman, Richard Snel, Thomas atte Tye, 
John Tomelyn, John Welhawe. Dated London, 27 May 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 29 May. 



MEMBRANE 26d. 

May 26, Nicholas Peuterer of London to Wilham de Hornby, William de 
Westminster. Brome and William de Celler. Recognisance for 2001., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William del Celer. 

Writing of Alice sometime the wife of Walter Notesone of Great 
Berdefelde, being a general quitclaim to Sir Robert de Marny knight 



35 EDWARD III. 269 



13(51 _ Membrane 26d — cont. 

of all actions real and personal. Witnesses : John de Bures, Robert 
Pycot, Richard de Essex, Richard de Cavendissh, Adam Carlel, John 
Maryns, Thomas atte Bowe, William de Burton, Thomas de Sales- 
bury. Dated London, 26 September 34 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 June this year. 

Indenture between Sir Robert de Marny and Matthew Halyday 
granting and to farm letting to Matthew for six years all the houses 
of Sir Robert of his manor of Leire Marny co. Essex, and all arable 
lands, meadows and pasture in that town and Great Wyggeberwe, 
except the park wtli the bounds and free ingress and egress, and 
except lands, meadows and pastures granted or let to other persons 
before the date of these presents, rendering year by year to Sir Robert 
or his assigns in the church of St. Mary le Bow London 46 marks at 
Christmas, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas by even portions, and 
performing for him the services and other charges due for the premises ; 
Sir Robert and his assigns shall have every year during the term without 
payment or allowances four loads of the best hay of the manor well 
garnered therein for the horses of him and his and of his guests ; 
Matthew shall not plough meadow lands or pastures, save only one 
piece of land called le Roket, one other called le Bernefeld, and one 
other called ' le Med Doune,' and at the end of the term shall leave 
le Roket well fallowed, twice ploughed and manured of the sheep- 
folds ; he shall cause all sheep pastured upon the said lands, meadows 
and pastures to be at suitable times folded thereupon all the said term 
where most need shall be ; he shall maintain and repair all houses, 
walls and enclosures, and shall leave them in as good state as at the 
date of these presents or better, except the walls of land wherewith 
he is not charged ; he shall not let to any the said houses, lands, 
meadows nor pastures, nor any parcel thereof ; he shall at the end 
of the term leave in the manor garnered for the use of Sir Robert or 
liis assigns 10 quarters of good oats by heaped measure, all the hay 
of six acres of good meadow well made in season, all straw and stubble 
of all the wheat grown the last year upon the said lands, and all other 
goods and chattels comprised in a schedule indented sealed with this 
indenture ; he and his executors shall during the term garner all wheat 
growing upon the lands within the granges of the manor, and after 
the end of the term shall have the easements of the granges and other 
needful houses for the last year's wheat with free ingress and egress 
until the Easter following ; they shall hkewise have the dead wood 
of the hays, dead trees blown down, and brushwood growing without 
the park where waste or damage shall not be done in abating the 
same, and every year 100 faggots for fuel ; Sir Robert and his assigns 
shall have at their pleasure all the easements of all the houses of the 
third enclosure [dil tierce enteryne enclos) of the manor, and power of 
distraint in case the rent be not paid, in whole or in part, or the 
aforesaid covenants be not observed, and also power to enter upon the 
said lands and retain them, with the goods and chattels there found, 
and enjoy them without contradiction of Matthew in time to come. 
Dated London, 1 October 34 Edward III. French. 

Memxyrandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 1 June this year. 

Writing of Robert de Marny knight, being a sale to Sir Robert, de 
Burton warden of the chantry of the church of Leyre Marny, Thomas 
Belhous the elder of Stanewey, John de Neuport and Edmund Bar- 



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nabe, for a certain sum in hand paid, of all his goods and chattels, 
moveable and immovable. Dated London, 26 April 35 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 June. 

Charter of John atte Hume of Thornton clerk, giving with war- 
ranty to Sir Michael de Ravendale parson of Lekhampstede, Sir Roger 
de Brumle parson of Rauryth and Sir John de Derlyngton clerk, their 
heirs and assigns, all his lands, meadows and pastures in Thornton, 
Thornburgh and Lekhampstede. Witnesses : Sir Thomas chaplain 
of the perpetual chantry of Thornton, Thomas Hosell, Peter Roger, 
Richard Shepherd, Geoffrey Sadela. Dated Thornton, 2 May 35 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

Letter of attorney of Michael de Ravendale parson of Lekhampstede, 
Roger de Brumle parson of Rauryth and John de Derlyngton clerk 
to Hugh son of Hugh Phelyp of Woketon chaplain, to take seisin of 
all the lands, meadows and pastures in Thornton, Thornburgh and 
Lekhampstede which Sir John atte Hurne of Thornton clerk by his 
charter of feoffment gave to them, their heirs and assigns. Dated 
London, 2 May 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

Membrane 2M. 

April 15. To the executors of Henry late duke of Lancastre. Order to have 
Westminster, at the receipt of the exchequer before Whitsuntide next, there to be 
delivered to the treasurer and the chamberlains, all records and pro- 
cesses and the rolls and memoranda of the duke's justices in the duchy 
of Lancastre for all the time they held sessions by virtue of the liberties 
by the king heretofore granted to the said duke. By K. 

To the executors of Thomas de Seton, late one of the justices of 
assize in the counties of York, Northumberland, Cumberland and 
Westmorland, and to Robert de Acastre then his clerk. Order, under 
pain of lOOZ., to have at the receipt of the exchequer before Whit- 
suntide at latest, there to be dehvered to the treasurer and the cham- 
berlains, all records and processes, rolls and other memoranda relating 
to the sessions of the said Thomas in those counties. By C. 

Charter of Giles Bossard lord of Knottyngg, giving to Richard de 
Tissynton clerk for life common of pasture in all his manor of Knot- 
tyngg for all manner of cattle, and bond for warranty thereof. Dated 
Westminster, 10 May 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 June. 

June 2. To Robert de Herle constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 

We?itrninster. Cinque Ports, or to his heutenant. Order to take an oath of John 
Gyboun that he will not entertain any carpenters, masons or other 
craftsmen, workmen or men fit to bear arms in the ship which he has 
caused to be new made intending to send her to Santiago with pilgrims 
on her first voyage, for that voyage or otherwise, and to suffer the said 
ship to pass thither for this time with as many other pilgrims as would 
sail in her, any command to the contrary notwithstanding ; as the 
king of his favour has given the said John licence to take pilgrims in 
the said ship to Santiago with the above exceptiona. By K. 



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.hi'V) 5. Hugh Wake to John do JVlountpillers barher. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 20^. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Norhamptonshire. 

June 5. Nicholas Chetvvode knight to Nicholas de Twyford the younger. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. in Buckinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 10. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to stay the publication of the exigents 
Westminster, against William Thurmer of Waltham Laurence and the taking of 
his body, if he be of good fame, and shall find sufficient mainpernors 
before the sheriff, who will mainpern to have him before the justices 
before whom the exigents are returnable on the day the same are 
returnable, to stand to right touching a felony whereof he was ap- 
pealed, having tliis writ before the justices as aforesaid ; upon the 
petition of William, shewing that at the procurement of envious persons 
he was falsely and maliciously so appealed by a prover who is in 
the king's prison of Wyndesore, and though of good fame and ready 
to stand to right thereupon, he is by process put in exigents to be 
outlawed without his knowledge ; and in the statute of Westminster 
it is contained that those who are appealed by provers are replevis- 
able if of good fame. 

Charter of John atte Hurne of Thornton clerk, giving with war- 
ranty to Sir Michael de Ravendale parson of Lekhampsted, Sir Roger 
de Brumle parson of Raurith and Sir John de Derlyngton clerk one 
messuage and IJ acre of land in Thornton, which he lately acquired 
of John Wymond for life of the said John Wymond. Witnesses : 
Sir Thomas chaplain of the perpetual chantry of Thornton, Thomas 
Hosel, Peter Roger, Richard Shepherd, Geoffrey Sadela. Dated 
Thornton, 1 May 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

Letter of attorney of Michael de Ravendale parson of Lekhampstede, 
Roger de Brumle parson of Raurith and John de Derlington clerk 
to Hugh son of Hugh Phelyp of Woketon chaplain, to take seisin of 
one messuage and 1 h acre of land in Thornton, which John atte Hurne 
of Thornton clerk has given them for life of John Wymond. Dated 
London, 1 May 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June. 

June 3. Master Hugh de Rungeton master of the king's engines is sent to 

Westminster, the abbot and convent of St. Augustine Canterbury, to have such 

maintenance in that house as Master Jordan de Cantuar' the king's 

physician (phisicus) in his life time had. By p.s. [25388.] 

June 15. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to stay the exigents against WilUam 
Westminster. Styghull, and the taking of his body for waste committed in the king's 
manors of Norton Skydemore, ByUeye, Emewell and Trowe, by the 
mainprise of John de Edyngton knight and John de Budesterne of 
the county of Suthampton, having this writ before the king on the 
day the writ of exigents is returnable ; as William is indicted for the 
said waste, and put in exigents to be outlawed for that he did not 
come before the king to answer for the same, and has petitioned for 
stay thereof for that he is ready so to answer and stand to right in 



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all things ; and he has found the said mainpernors in chancery, who 
have mainperned under a pain of 201. to have his body before the 
king on the said day to answer touching the premises, and to do and 
receive what the court shall decide. By C. 

June 7. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause William Brasiere without 

Westminster, delay to be brought again from the king's gaol of Gyldeford to the 
high way leading to the port whence he should cross the seas, and 
put again thereon together with the cross to him delivered to carry 
in the church of Stoke by Gildeford, when he there acknowledged 
before the coroners certain crimes by him committed, and for that 
cause abjured the realm, and to cause him to have the king's safe 
conduct through all that bailiwick towards the said port, and further 
to cause proclamation to be made there and at the town of Gildeford 
on the king's behalf forbidding any, on pain of forfeiture of life and 
Umb, to cause or procure hurt, violence or hindrance to be done to 
the said WiUiam while he shall hold straight on that way with the 
said cross ; as it is witnessed in chancery before the king and council 
by credible persons that, when William was holding straight on the 
way whereon [he was put] by the said coroner upon his said abjuration, 
carrying before him the said cross according to the law and custom 
of the realm in token of the protection of Holy Church and of the 
king, certain evildoers and disturbers of the peace by violence haled 
him from the said way in the said town, and brought him to the said 
gaol, wherein he is detained contrary to law and custom and to the 
protection aforesaid. By C. 



Membrane 24d. 

June 10. To the sheriffs of London. Order, if assured that Hugh de Welham 
Wftstininstor. lawfully bought a certain girdle harnessed with silver, and is of good 
fame, and that no man has prosecuted him for a robbery lately com- 
mitted in Devonshire upon Thomas Waryn an esquire of the earl of 
Sahsbury, and if he shall find a mainprise willing to mainpern to bring 
him again to gaol in case Thomas or any other would prosecute for 
the said robbery, to cause him to be set free from Neugate prison 
without taking anything of him unduly for such mainprise ; as the 
king lately commanded the sheriffs to certify in chancery the cause 
wherefore Hugh was by them arrested, and they certified that Hugh 
was taken and committed to the said prison, and is there detained, 
for suspicion of the robbery aforesaid of certain goods and chattels 
of Thomas to the value of 500Z., whereof the said girdle was found upon 
Hugh when taken, and it was witnessed before them by credible persons 
that Hugh is indicted for that felony ; and now on his behalf petition 
is made to the king, shewing that, although he is of good fame and 
innocent of the premises, and bought the said girdle in the city of 
London as he is ready to aver, and has ofttimes offered sufficient 
mainpernors in accordance with the statute of Westminster, in which 
it is contained that those who are taken for a light suspicion are 
replevisable unless previously accused of other larcenies, the sheriffs 
have put off receiving those mainpernors and setting him free by 
such mainprise, to the peril of his life and contrary to the statute ; 
and in their certificate it is not contained that Hugh is notoriously 
indicted of any felonies whereby he is not replevisable. By C. 



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May 1, To Henry Grcnc and liis fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

Westminster, before tlio king. Order to vievv^ the record and process, which 
the king is sending under seal, of the outlawry of Robert de 
Lucy, and to cause to be done what further should be done 
according to law and custom in regard to the annulling 
thereof ; as Robert was put in exigents to be outlawed in 
Wilts for that he did not come before John de Roches and liis 
fellows late justices of oijer and terminer in that county to answer for 
certain felonies for which he was indicted before them, and after on 
Monday before St. Bartholomew in the 33rd year of the reign was 
outlawed, as appears by the said record and process which the king 
has caused to come before him in chancery ; and now petition has 
been made on behalf of Robert that the king would have the same 
annulled and restore him to the common law, as he was on the king's 
service over seas at the time of the publication thereof and long before 
and after ; and the king has certain knowledge that Robert was in 
his service in Normandy in the company of Thomas de Holand late 
earl of Kent, the king's lieutenant in Normandy, from Easter in the 
year aforesaid until the Christmas following by the king's command. 

By p.s. [25341.] 

Writing of John Aubrey, son and heir of Andrew Aubrey sometime 
citizen and pepperer of London, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Joan Aubrey his mother who was wife of the said Andrew, her heirs 
and assigns, of all right, past, present or future, in all the lands and 
rents which she holds in Shenlee, Rugge, Watford and Tetenhangre 
CO. Hertford, and which the said Andrew and Joan had by divers 
purchases in those towns. Witnesses : Henry de Frowyk, John de 
Duresme, Thomas de Frowyk, John de Someresham, Henry Lacy, 
Robert de Hodesdon, Stephen de Hodesdon. Dated London, 21 
June 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 June. , 

Indenture, made in presence of the king's council at Westminster on 
Saturday after Midsummer 35 Edward III, between John de BrcAves and 
Sir Norman de Swynford, witnessing that whereas the manors of Lee and 
Gaytburton, three messuages, seven bovates of land, 12 acres of meadow 
and six marks 45. 8d. of rent in Seintmaristowe, Upton, Kesseby and 
Scotthorn by Nettelham co. Lincoln, one messuage, one bovate of 
land and 10s. rent in Westburton and Leverton co. Notyngham, were 
taken into the king's hand out of the possession of Sir Norman by 
reason of the idiocy of John, and after John by process made, being 
examined before the council, is found no idiot, wherefore accord was 
made that the king should remove his hand and Sir Norman should 
have again the premises for his life, rendering to John and Joan his 
wdfe and to the heirs of John 20 marks a year at Michaelmas and 
Easter by even portions, with power of distraint if the rent be in 
arrear, and with remainder after the death of Sir Norman to John 
and his heirs, and that Sir Norman should be ready to attorn tenant 
to John after restitution made, provided that Sir Norman be dis 
charged of waste to this date, answering to John and his heirs for all 
mamier of waste henceforward made except housbote, fuel, and sale 
of underwood, and shall render by indenture to Sir Edmund de 
Cornewaill, to the use of John, all deeds and muniments he lias that 

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concern John's heritage, such indenture to be made in presence of 
Sir William de Skypwyth. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 June. 

June 30. Henry son of John Cok knight (miles) to Michael bishop of London. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 50 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex. 

Writing of Andrew Mauncer parson of Little Okelee, being a quit- 
claim to John Pach parson of Tendryng and John Preston parson of 
Wevenho, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Rokelond Toftys 
CO. Norfolk with the advowson of the church of All Saints in that 
town, and of the manor of Weston Colville co. Cambridge called 
Moignes. Dated Bradefeld co. Essex, Sunday before the Conversion 
of St. Paul 34 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 June this year. 

Membrane 23d. 

Writing of Stephen son of John Pecche knight, giving to Sir 
John Newman vicar of Hylyndon, Walter Deiere of Woxebrugg and 
Nicholas Drayton (sic), during the life of Mary wife of John Pecche 
his mother, the manor of Couelepecche with the advowson of the 
church and certain lands in Ikenham, which Stephen holds of the gift 
of his said father for the life of his said mother, and which she had 
for life of the lease of John Lovel with reversion to her said husband. 
Witnesses : John Cherlton, Walter Rabbe, John Lovel, Robert Man- 
feld, Walter Lambard. Dated Woxebrugg, Thursday the feast of 
St. John Baptist 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 June. 

Writing of John Neweman vicar of Hylindon, Walter Deyere of 
Woxebrug and Nicholas Naper of Drayton, granting and surrendering 
to Hugh de Segrave, his heirs and assigns, all their estate of the manor 
of Couele Pecche with the advowson of the church and certain other 
lands in Ikenham, which they hold for the life of Mary wife of John 
Pecche knight of the gift of Stephen son of the said John Pecche, the 
reversion belonging to the said Hugh, his heirs and assigns, as appears 
by a fine levied in the king's court. Witnesses : (as the last). Dated 
Woxebrugg, Saturday after St. John Baptist 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 June. 

Writing of Hugh Segrave, granting to Stephen son of John Pecche 
a yearly rent of IOO5. to be taken during Stephen's life of his manor 
of Couelepecche and of all his lands, rents and services in Tykeham at 
Michaelmas and the Annunciation by even 'poi'tions, with power of 
distraint if the same be in arrear ; in name of seisin of which rent he 
has delivered to Stephen 6d. in presence of John Carleton, Walter 
Rabbe, Ralph atte Merke, John atte Pyrye, Richard Mareschal. 
Dated Couelepecchee, Tuesday the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul 
35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 June. 

Writing of Stephen son of John Pecche knight, being a quitclaim 
to Hugh de Segrave during the life of Mary wife of John Pecche knight, 



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mother of Stephen, of a yearly rent of lOO.v. to bo taken of his manor 
of Couelc Pecohe and of other lands of his in Ikenliain, wiiich Hnj^h 
has granted to Stephen for Ufe. VVitnossos : Jolin dcr ( ;ii(Ml(>t()n, Walter 
Rabbe, John Lovel, Robert Manfeld, Walter Lanibaid. Dated 
Woxebrugg, Wednesday after St. Peter and St. I'aul 35 Kdwaid III. 
French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 June. 

Writing of Hugh Segrave, granting to Mary Pccche, Peter Achard, 
John Neuman clerk and Walter Deyere a yearly rent of 24 marks to 
be taken of his manor of Couelepecche and of all liis lands, rents and 
services in Tykeham for the life of the said Mary, namely at Michael- 
mas and the Annunciation by even portions, with power of distraint 
if the same be in arrear ; in name of seisin of which rent he has 
delivered to them 6c?., in presence of John Charleton, Walter Rabbe, 
Ralph Merke, John atte Pyrie, Richard Mareschal. Dated Couele- 
pecche, Tuesday the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 June. 

Writing of John son and heir of John de Patemere, granting to 
John Sweyn for his life, and to his executors for one year after, the 
manor of Patemere and certain lands in the town of Aldebery co. 
Hertford which John Sweyn and Parnell his wife, mother of the 
grantor, hold for her life of the heritage of the grantor, with reversion 
to the grantor, warranting to John Sweyn and Parnell for their lives, 
and to the executors of the survivor for one year after, whatsoever 
they hold in Aldebery at the date of these presents, and discharging 
them of any impeachment of waste in the said manor and lands. 
Witnesses : Henry Pykard, John de Stodeye, Robert de la More, 
Richard Blake, Henry de Brenyngg, Thomas Frere citizens of 
London, Guy de Upwyk, Walter Baud, Wilham Strete. Dated 
London, 30 June 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, I July- 
Charter of WiUiam Baroun perpetual vicar of Withirmondeford 
and Andrew Mauncer parson of Little Oklee, giving with warranty to 
William Baud knight and Maud his wife, the heirs and assigns of William, 
their manor of Withirmondeford co. Essex as in messuages, gardens, 
curtilages, arable lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, alder beds, 
ways, paths, hedges, ditches, waters, ponds, fisheries, water mills, 
knights' fees, rents, services, homages, fealties, wards, marriages, 
rehefs, heriots, suits of court, escheats, neifs and all that goes ^vith 
them, as fully as they lately had the same by gift of the said William 
Baud. Witnesses : John de Sutton, Robert de Bures, Robert de 
SwjTiebourne, John Gernoun, Andrew de Sakeville knights, Thomas 
Boteler, Leo de Bradenham, John de la Rokele, John Oliver of 
Stanewey. Dated Withirmondeforde, 6 June 35 Edward III. 

Charter of William Baroun perpetual vicar of Withermondeford 
and Andrew Mauncer parson of Little Oklee, giving vidth warranty to 
WiDiam Baud knight and Maud his wife, the heirs and assigns of 
William, their manor of Smalbrege and all other their lands, as in 
messuages etc., in the towns of Bures St. Mary, Aston, Wiston and 
elsewhere in Suffolk, as fully as they lately had the premises of the gift 



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of the said William Baud. Witnesses {as the last, but Andrew de 

Sakeville the son). Dated Bures St. Mary, 6 June 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters, 26 June. 

Membrane 22d. 
Charter of Thomas son of Thomas Frembaud of Badlesdon, giving 
with warranty to Edmund de Wymundeswold chaplain and William 
de Holbeche citizen and draper of London, their heirs and assigns, 
his manor in the town of Asshyndon co. Bukingham, for a sum of 
money in hand paid. Witnesses : Robert de Craunford of Dodesille, 
Nicholas Belewelle of Wotton, John de Elneye of Mersshton, Nicholas 
de Seintfey of Westcote, Thomas Stuttelville. Dated Asshjoidon, 
Thursday after St. Thomas Martyr 35 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas son of Thomas Frembaud of Badlesdon, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Edmund de Wymundeswold chaplain 
and William de Holbeche citizen and draper of London, their heirs 
and assigns, of the manor of Asshyndon co. Bukingham, which Sir 
Richard la Vache knight holds for a term of years by lease of Thomas 
Frembaud lord of Badlesdon, father of Thomas. Witnesses : Robert 
de Craunford of Dodesille, Nicholas Belewelle of Wotton, John de 
Elneye of Mersshton, Nicholas Seintfey of Westcote, Thomas Stutte- 
ville. Dated Asshyndon, Saturday after the Translation of St. 
Thomas the Martyr 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 12 July. 

Indenture made between Thomas son of Thomas Frembaud of 
Badlesdon and William de Holbeche citizen and draper of London, 
being a defeasance of the foregoing charter and quitclaim of the manor 
of Asshyndon co. Bukingham, which Sir Richard la Vache knight 
holds for a term of years, by lease of Thomas Frembaud lord of Badles- 
don and by lease of the said Thomas his son, upon condition that 
Thomas the son shall pay or cause to be paid to the said William or 
his assigns 200/. at Easter one year next after the date of these presents 
at St. Thomas of Acres London ; but if, before payment thereof, 
Thomas shall make any bargain or contract of the said manor with 
any hving person, privy or foreign, or if he shall die before payment, 
the said charter and quitclaim shall be in force. Dated Asshyndon, 
Saturday after the Translation of St. Thomas 35 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 July. 

Writing of Thomas son of Thomas Frembaud of Badlesdon granting 
with warranty that, whereas he has enfeoffed Sir Edmund de 
Wymundeswold chaplain and William de Holbeche citizen and draper 
of London of the manor of Asshyndon co. Bukingham, and delivered 
seisin thereof by assent of Sir Richard la Vache, and then released 
the same in their seisin upon conditions in an indenture comprised, 
after he shall have performed those conditions on his part the manor 
shall remain to the said Edmund and William during the term that 
Sir Richard holds by lease of Thomas Frembaud the father, rendering 
to Thomas the son, in the same manner as Sir Richard would do to 
Thomas the father. Dated London, Sunday after the Translation of 
St. Thomas 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 July. 



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June 30. William Whithors is sent to the prior and convent of Wcnlok, to 

Tower of have such maintenance in that house for life as Walter Noel deceased 

London. i^^d at the king's request. JJy p.H. [25418.] 

Writing of John dc Lisle of Wodeton knight, granting to William 
bishop of Winchester licence to give and assign to the abbot and 
convent of Abbotesbury and their successors two acres of land in 
Swynenetolre co. Dorset and the advowson of the church, which are 
held immediately of the said John and his heirs, according to the 
licence given him by the king's letters patent, to hold of the said 
John and his heirs, and to the said abbot and convent to receive the 
same, and to appropriate and hold that church with the said land, 
the statute of mortmain notwithstanding. Dated Edyndon, 26 July 
35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Edyndon, 27 July. 

July 18. John Blakwelle the king's falconer is sent to the prior and convent 
Westminster, of Coggeshale, to have such maintenance in that priory for life as 
John de Helmeswelle deceased had at the king's request. 

By p.s. [25453.] 

Aug. 2. To the mayor and baihffs of the city of Winchester. Order to 
[Kingsjclere. cause Wilham le Hornere to be set free from the king's prison of Win- 
chester by the mainprise of John de Edyndon and Thomas de 
Micheldevere of the county of Suthampton, and nevertheless to be 
in chancery at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to give the king 
information touching his arrest, to answer concerning matters which 
shall then and there be laid before them, and to do further what the 
court shall decide, bringing this writ ; as the king lately commanded 
the mayor and bailiffs to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the 
said William was by tliem taken and imprisoned, and they signified 
that he was so taken and imprisoned according to the custom of 
the city, until he should find security to content the king for a rescue 
and contempt, for that by force and arms he hindered the alderman 
of the High Street of that city and the Serjeants of the king's court 
of Winchester from putting William le Leof of Winchester in seisin 
according to the custom of the city of certain tenements therein 
recovered by William le Leof against William le Hornere by judgment 
of the said court, and would not suffer them to enter for execution 
of the said judgment as they were ordered to do ; and the said main- 
pernors, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned to 
have the body of William le Hornere before the king in chancery on 
the day above mentioned to answer to the king for that trespass. 

By C. 

July 1. To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London or to his 

Windsor, lieutenant. Order to cause Hugh de Wychyngham to be set free from 
the prison in the said Tower by the mainprise of Peter Fige, Fulk 
Horewode, Simon de Lincoln and Robert May of the city of London ; 
as they, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned to have 
his body before the king and council on the octaves of Michaelmas 
next at Westminster, or elsewhere upon warning given, to answer 
to the king touching matters which shall be laid against him, and 
further to do and receive Avhat shall by the king and council be 
ordered. By K. on the information of Richard la Vache. 



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The like to the said constable or his lieutenant, for Uberation of 
Henry de Briselee and Thomas de Ferreres from the said prison by 
the mainprise of Thomas Perle, Walter de Burton, William de Stodeye, 
Thomas de Cressyngham, Ralph Beseville of Horsford, Richard de 
CoUe and John Derk of the city of London. 

By K. on the information of Richard la Vache. 



July 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 21d. 

Writing of William le Coupere, son of Henry le Coupere sometime 
baker of London, being a quitclaim to Joan who was wife of Andrew 
Aubrey sometime citizen and pepperer of London of the tenement 
which she has in Bassynglane in the parish of St. Mildred in the city 
of London, which tenement Thomas de Evenefeld, the first husband 
of the said Joan, had of the demise of Margery sometime wife of 
Master William the surgeon. Dated London, Monday after Mid- 
summer 35 Edward III. Witnesses : Simon Dolsaly, John Not, 
Thomas Aubrey, John Aubrey, Walter Bret. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 July. 

Richard Bray vicar of St. Clether and Walter Kene to Robert de 
Newenham clerk. Joint and several recognisance for 20 marks pay- 
able by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Cornwall. 



July 2. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, under pain of forfeiture, on sight 

Westminster, of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made that all English- 
men who have lands in Ireland which are occupied by the king's Irish 
enemies shall with all speed draw to those parts with aU their power, 
or send sufficient persons in their stead, so as to be there at the coming 
of the king's son Lionel earl of Ulster, and shall receive and dwell 
upon their said lands, and defend the land of Ireland with other lieges, 
notifying them that, unless they come thither, the said Lionel, whom 
the king has made his lieutenant in Ireland, will in the king's name 
give to other Ueges, willing to receive, dwell in and defend the same, 
the lands of those who come not at his coming occupied by the said 
enemies, and certifjang the king in chancery before St. Laurence 
next of their action ; as lately, upon hearing that Ireland is subjected 
to waste and destruction by the attacks of the said enemies owing 
to the weakness of the king's lieges there dwelling, and for that the 
nobles and others of England Avho have lands there take their advantage 
of such lands and make no defence, so that it wiU be brought to ruin 
save for God's help and speedy succour, the king appointed his said 
son to depart thither with a great army, and he is now ready to set 
forth towards Ireland mth no small number of armed men and 
archers. By K. 

[Fcedera.'] 

The hke, mutatis mutandis, to singular the sheriffs of England. 

[Ibid.] 



July 23. 

East- 
hampstead. 



Richard de Sutton is sent to the abbot and convent of St. Mary 
York, to have such maintenance in that abbey for hfe as Ralph le 
Wayt deceased had at the king's request. 

Indenture made between the king, lord of Ireland etc., and Lionel, 
earl of Ulvester his son and heutenant in his land and lordship of Ire- 
land, witnessing that, whereas the king has granted to the said earl 



35 EDWARD III. 



279 



13()1. 



Membrane 21(/ — cont. 



Aug. I. 
[ Kings lolere. 



July 3. 

Westminster, 



general and large puwers iu his commission under the great seal con- 
tained, it is the king's will and intent that the carl be advised by 
the council in Ireland and by the lords wlio go with him from England, 
to wit the archbishop of Dyvelyn, chancellor and treasurer in Ireland, 
the earl of Stafford, Sir Ralph de Ferrercs, Sir John de Caruc, Sir 
William de Notton, Sir Walter Dalby clerk and others, upon all acts 
passing of favour under the great seal of Ireland or under his own, and 
especially general charters, homicides, felonies, treasons, robberies, 
larcenies, alienations, rebellions and gifts of lands forfeit by rebellion, 
treason or otherwise, and of the lands of those wlio have lost them 
because they will not come and dwell thereon for tlieir defence and 
safeguard against the enemies according to the warnings and pro- 
clamations thereupon made. Dated Westminster, 2 July 35 Edward 
III. French. 
{Feeder a. ^ 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to stay the taking of the body 
of Roger Chaumberleyn by the mainprise of Thomas Beket and John 
de Roches the younger, having this writ in chancery on the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next ; as William de Styntescombe parson of Teynton, 
the said Roger, and Godfrey servant of the prior of Newent are indicted 
before Gilbert Talbot and his fellows, justices appointed to make 
inquisition into the matter, for that they conspired amongst themselves, 
and caused two blank charters to be sealed with the seal of Thomas de 
Bradestan deceased, and upon one of them caused to be written 
that Thomas released to the said prior all actions real and personal, 
falsely and maliciously procuring that the false charter so newly written 
should be enrolled in the exchequer to bar the executors of the said 
Thomas from receipt of 408^. Is. 2d. wherein they were bound to him in his 
lifetime, and which the king assigned to him of the farm of the said priory 
then in the king's hand, to the contempt of the king and the deception 
of his court ; and the said Thomas and John appearing in person in 
chancery, have mainperned under a pain of lOOZ. to have the body 
of Roger before the king in chancery on the day named. By C. 

To the sheriflf of Suffolk. Order to stay the exigents against Geoffrey 
de Wymedale parson of Alyngton, and the taking of his body, by 
the mainprise of John de Eston and Thomas Andreu of Suffolk, having 
this writ before the justices of the Bench on the day the writ of 
exigents is returnable ; as Geoffrey has shewn the king that John 
Hed parson of Ilketelishale is impleading him before the said justices 
for 44 marks alleged to be due and unlawfully withheld, and though 
Geoffrey is and was ready to answer him on that plea, he is put in 
exigents to be outlawed, for that the sheriff has returned that he 
was not found in his bailiwick and had nothing therein ; and the 
said John de Eston and Thomas have mainperned under a pain of 
40Z., to be levied and delivered to John Hed if they shall not have 
Geoffrey before the justices on the day aforesaid to answer for the said 
debt. By C. 



Membrane 2M. 

June 3. Master Hugh de Rungeton master of the king's engines (giniarum) 

Westminster, is sent to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine Canterbury etc. 

(as above, p. 271). By p.s. [25388.] 



280 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



X3gl. Membrane 2Qd — cont. 

June 20. To the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew Smethefeld London. 
Westminster. Older and request to grant to Richard de Metford the king's clerk 
such pension to be taken every year of that house as shall befit the 
givers and should bind the receiver to them, causing letters sealed 
with their common seal to be made and delivered to Richard making 
mention of the pension so granted, and writing again to the king by 
the bearer what they have thought meet to do ; as the prior by reason 
of his new creation is bound in such a pension to one of the king's 
clerks, to be nominated by the king, until provision be made him of 
an ecclesiastical benefice, and the king has nominated the said Richard, 
whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [25403.] 

Charter of William bishop of Winchester, giving with warranty 
to the abbot and convent of Abbotesbury and to their successors one 
messuage, 80 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow and pasture for 200 
sheep in Odestoke co. Wilts, and 2 acres of land and the advowson 
of the church of Swynenetolre co. Dorset, according to the form of 
the king's licence. Dated Esshere, 2 July 35 Edward III. 

Letter of attorney of William bishop of Winchester to Roger Cloun, 
Master Walter Benet, Master Robert Wytheford and Michael 
Skillyng or one of them, to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
Abbotesbury seisin of one messuage, 80 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow 
and pasture for 200 sheep in Odestoke co. Wilts, and of 2 acres of land 
and the advowson of the church of Swynenetolre, in accordance with 
the foregoing charter. Dated Esshere, 3 July 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing in the chancery at Clere, 10 August. 

Aug. 10. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, of the 
Brockenhurst. king's favour, to receive for this time Roger de Hakebourne, whom 
Roger de Ehnerugge sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire has before the 
king in chancery made his attorney, to make his proffer and render 
his account ; as the said sheriff is so engaged upon divers the king's 
business wherewith he is specially charged that he cannot come in 
person so to do at the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas as 
usual. By K. 

Aug. 11. To John de Estbury escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Brockenhiirst. Order to suffer Thomas de Sancto Manyfeo, son and heir of Robert 
de Sancto Manyfeo, to have the respite which the king of his favour 
has given him until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for the 100 
marks whereby his father lately made fine with the king for sure 
causes whereon he was impeached, releasing any distraint made. 

By K. 

Aug. 17. Richard Coffyn of Brideport to Robert de Newenham clerk. 
Waltham. Recognisance for 20Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Dorset. 



Aug. 15. William Chewepayn, otherwise called Robert Fol of St. Albans, is 
Beaulieu. sent to the abbot and convent of St. Albans, to have such main- 
tenance in that house for life as Henry de Burton deceased had at 
the king's request. By p.s. [25463.] 



35 EDWARD III. 281 



13()1 . Membrane 20rf — cont. 

June 25. To the slieiilT of Bedford. Order to stay the pubhcation of the 
Westininstor. exigents or outlawry against Stephen Kad del Hoo until the day 
the writ of exigents is returnable, having this writ before the king 
on that day ; upon a petition made to the king on behalf of Stephen, 
shewing that he is put in exigents to be outlawed without his know- 
ledge, for that he did not come before the king to answer to John 
Hayward of Dunton for an alleged trespass against him ; as John 
Tamworth clerk, John de SuthwcU clerk, John de Colyngbourne clerk 
and John de Lindewode clerk, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 10/. to have him before the king on the 
said day to answer as aforesaid. 

Writing of Michael de Holte, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Wifliam de Edyndon bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, of 
the manor of Holte within the hundred of Bradford and all lands, 
woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, services and reversions 
within the said hundred. Witnesses : John de Wynton, John de 
Scures, John Tycheborne, Ralph de Norton, Robert Markaunt knights, 
Thomas de Hampton, Walter de HayAvode, Nicholas Wodelok. Dated 
Winchester, Friday after St. Bartholomew 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at South 
Waltham, 28 August. 

Membrane \M. 

Charter of William de Edyndon bishop of Winchester, giving to 
John Bussli chaplain one messuage, garden and dovecote and 2| 
acres of land in Wytteneye which were of Richard brother and heir 
of John de Stanlake, and one messuage, 3 acres of land and the moiety 
of one acre of meadow in Saunford and the ferry over the water 
of Saunford by Oxford, to have and hold according to the king's 
licence to him and his successors, chaplains celebrating divine service 
every day at the altar of St. Mary in the parish church of Witteneye 
for the health of the said bishop and the king and for their souls 
after death, the souls of the bishop's parents, benefactors and 
successors and of the faithful departed, saving to the bishop and 
his successors the presentation to the chantry of the said chapel so 
often as there shall be a vacancy, with w^arranty by the bishop and 
his successors. Dated Clere, 30 July 35 Edward III. 

Charter of William de Edyndon bishop of Winchester, giving to 
John Castre chaplain one messuage and 3 acres of land in Farnham 
and 8 marks of yearly rent issuing from the bishop's manor of Farn- 
ham, which messuage and land the said bishop lately recovered 
to him and his successors before the king's justices, to hold according 
to the king's licence to the said chaplain and his successors, chaplains 
celebrating divine service every day in the chapel of the bishop's 
castle of Farnham for his health and for his soul after death, the 
souls of his successors and benefactors and of the faithful departed, 
saving to the bishop and his successors the collation to the said chantry 
as often as there shall be a vacancy, with warranty by the bishop 
and his successors. Dated Clere, 30 July 35 Edward III. 

Charter of William bishop of Winchester, giving to the rector and 
brethren of the monastery or house of Edyndon and to their successors 



/I 



282 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 19d — cont. 

the manors of Thormerton co. Gloucester and Westwell co. Oxford 
and the advowson of the church of Thormerton, according to the 
king's Kcence, with warranty bv the bishop and his heirs. Dated 
Clere, 12 August 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters in the 
chancery at Clere, 15 August. 

Aug. 25. John Lovel of Somerton is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Carisbrooke, Spaldyng, to have such maintenance in that house for life as Thomas 
Isle of Wight. Bulfot late the king's messenger deceased had at the king's request. 

By letter of the secret seal. 

Membrane lid.* 

July 6. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to stay the exigents against 

Westminster. John Burgeys of London draper, and the taking of his body, by the 
mainprise of Robert Ledrede, Philip de Irlaund draper, John Cherde 
and Walter Wjmchedon of London, having this writ before the justices 
of the Bench on the day the writ of exigents is returnable ; as John 
Garlekmongere parson of Pydyngton is impleading the said John 
Burgeys before the said justices for that he, being lately retained in the 
said parson's service at Pydyngton, withdrew from that service before 
the end of the term agreed wdthout reasonable cause and licence of the 
said parson, contrary to the ordinance ; and John Burgeys is put in 
exigents to be outlawed for that he did not come before the justices 
to answer concerning the premises, whereupon he has petitioned the 
king to stay the exigents until the day aforesaid, as he is ready so 
to answer and stand to right in all things ; and he has found the said 
mainpernors in chancery, who have mainperned to have his body before 
the justices on that day to answer touching the premises, and further 
to do and receive what the court shall determine, and are severally 
bound to the said parson in 20/. in default of so doing. By C. 

Membrane iQd. 

Aug. 15. To Thomas Moygne sheriflf of Gloucester, Andrew Bisset, Nicholas 
Brockenhurst. Panes and Richard Spycer. Order to stay until the octaves of 
Michaelmas next, or until further order, the execution of the king's 
letters patent, to them addressed and by the said Nicholas obtained, 
appointing them, three and two of them, to levy and receive to the 
king's use of the lands, goods and chattels of Geoflfrey Beauflour in 
Gloucestershire 201. wherein the said Geoffrey is bound to the king 
and all the residue of his debt, and order to Nicholas, under pain of 
lOOL, to be on that day (which the king has given to Geoflfrey to be 
there for the same cause) before the king and council at Westminster 
to give information upon matters which affect the business as he shall 
then and there be commanded on the king's behalf, having there this 
writ and the said letters patent ; as lately, on learning by certificate 
of the said sheriff that Geoflfrey is bound to the king in 201. and 
upwards for divers fines, issues, forfeits and amercements made and 
adjudged before divers the king's justices, which the king has com- 
manded the sheriflf to levy as aforesaid, and that they are not yet 
levied, the king appointed the said sheriff and the others to levy and 
receive the debt as aforesaid, so as to have 201. at the exchequer on 

* Membrane 18d, is blank. 



35 EDWARD 111. 283 



1301. Membrane I6d — cont. 

the quinzaino of Michaelmas next there to be dchvered to the treasurer 
and the chainberlains ; and for that Nicholas took upon him and 
mainperned in chancery to content the king of the whole debt on that 
day, the king by writ ordered John de Bekynton escheator in 
Somerset to stay altogether the levying of that debt of the lands, 
goods and chattels of Geoffrey in his bailiwick by virtue of a 
command to him addressed ; and now the king has learned, by 
the complaint of Geoffrey, that Nicholas of malice aforethought is 
endeavouring to prosecute him to his ruin, and so came into chancery 
to make that mainprise and obtain those letters patent out of his 
own head and not on behalf of Geoffrey, and that command has been 
given to the sheriff by writ of the exchequer for levying of the said 
debt of Geoffrey to the king's use, and so the debt would be levied of 
him twice over if Nicholas should proceed in his design according to 
the letters patent so obtained, and by his power and malice the lands, 
goods and chattels of Geoffrey would be sold at far less than their 
value, whereupon he has prayed the king for remedy ; and Thomas 
Beket and William Yonge of Somerset have mainperned before the 
king to answer at the exchequer on the octaves aforesaid for the whole 
debt up to lOOL, if it shall amount to so much. By C. 

To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to cause any 
lands, goods and chattels of Geoffrey Beauflour in his bailiwick by 
him taken into the king's hand by virtue of a command to him 
addressed to be safe kept until further order ; as lately etc. (as above, 
mutatis mutandis). By C. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order not to trouble Richard Coffyn of 
Beaulieu. Brideport or his mainpernors by reason of certain debts to Roger Rotour 
of London, merchant of the staple of Westminster, and certain con- 
tracts entered into with him ; as upon notice of the mayor and con- 
stable of the said staple the king commanded the sheriff to attach 
the said Richard and bring him before the king in chancery to answer 
to Roger concerning the premises, and Richard, according to the 
ordinance of the staple by the king and council made, has found 
security to be before the king in chancery, or before the said mayor 
and constable, on the octaves of Michaelmas next to answer as 
aforesaid. 

Aug. 7. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order, for sure causes, to stay until 

[Kings]clere. the quinzaine of Michaelmas next his demand made by summons of the 
exchequer upon John de Wesenham for all debts by him due, as well 
for the farm of the bishopric of Ely, which is in the king's hand and 
in the keeping of John by his commission, as for other debts what- 
soever, releasing any distraint made. By K. 

Sept. 7. To the abbot and convent of Stanleye co. Wilts. Request to grant 

Beaulieu. to William Bret of Austeleye, whom the king is sending to them, 
the maintenance or pension of 100s. a year for life which Maud his wife 
(now deceased), Adam le Ferrour and others had in that abbey at 
the request of the king and his forefathers, at the same terms as the 
said Maud, Ralph (sic)* and others, and to cause letters patent sealed 
with the chapter seal to be made and delivered to William concerning 

* Adam le Ferrour, as above, ia the warrant. 



284 



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]^3g2. Membrane \M — cont. 

the same, and the pension to be paid him as aforesaid, writing again 
to the king by the bearer Avhat they have thought meet to do ; as of 
his favour, and for good service to Isabel the late queen mother in 
her life time, the king would make provision for the maintenance of 
Wilham. By p.s. [25482.] 

Sept. 10. To the prior and convent of the church of St. Mary Monmouth. 
Beaulieu. Order and request to grant to Robert de Newenham the king's clerk 
such a pension to be taken of that house every year as may befit 
the givers and should bind the receiver to them, causing letters 
patent thereupon to be made him under the chapter seal, and writing 
again by the bearer what they will do ; as the prior by reason of 
his new creation is bound in such a pension to one of the king's 
clerks, to be by the king nominated, until he shall be by him pro- 
vided with a competent benefice, and the king has nominated 
Robert, whose advancement he has at heart. By K. 

The following persons have the like letters to the undermentioned 
houses : 

June 25. Edward son of Robert Corbet clerk for a pension in the priory of 
Clarendon. of Coventre. By letter of the secret seal. 

Sept. 2L Peter Falewell clerk for a pension in the priory of Merton. 
Windsor. By K. 

Nov. 22. William de Wykeham for a pension of the bishop of Hereford, 
Westminster. By K. 

Dec. 10. John Couper of Colyngbourne Gomitis for a pension in the abbey 
Westminster. of Cirencestre. By K. 

Writing of Robert Gerberd, giving licence to William bishop of 
Winchester to give to the abbot and convent of Abbotesbury and to 
their successors, according to the king's licence, one messuage, 80 acres 
of land, 20 acres of meadow and pasture for 200 sheep in Odestoke 
CO. Wilts, to hold of Robert and his heirs, and to the abbot and con- 
vent to receive and hold the same, the statute of mortmain notwith- 
standing. Dated New Sarum, 26 July 35 Edward III. 

Oct. 30. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas bread, wine, beer 
Westminster, and all manner of victuals in the city of London and the suburbs thereof 
by the regrating of the sellers thereof, by the mayor and sheriffs 
suffered, are rendered very dear, and although every mayor at liis first 
creation makes oath to supervise the sale of such victuals, their 
measures and weights, and to correct defaults, no mayor has kept his 
oath : order, under pain of forfeiture, to assemble the aldermen and 
other discreet men of the city, and by their oversight to appoint such 
a price for victuals, taking into consideration the original purchase 
thereof, and correcting the measures and weights, that the sellers 
may gain a reasonable but not excessive profit, the dwellers in the 
city and those resorting thither may be aware of their amendments 
in the sale, measure and weight of victuals, the mayor's oath be un- 
broken, those attempting fraud may be punished, the city by their 
efforts and diligence may be brought again to its due estate and 



35 EDWARD Til. 



285 



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Membrane I6d — cont. 



regrating be done away ; also to cause the premises to be proclaimed 
in the city and suburbs, giving notice that, if a remedy be not by 
them applied, tlie king upon complaint made will cause it to be done 
in tlieir default without delay. By K. and C. 

Membrane I5d. 

Sept. 10. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 
Beavilieu. to cause all bridges over rivers in that county, within liberties and 
without, wherein the king used to have his game (dedudum), to be 
repaired and (if need be) new built of the issues of his bailiwick for 
this instant winter season, and signs to be set up in set places whereby 
the direct road to those bridges may be clearly shewn, as heretofore 
used to be. By K. 

The Hke to the sheriff of Roteland. 

Sept. 2. To Wilham Yonge. Order not to intermeddle henceforward, with 
Beaulieu. the other Ueges herein named, in the execution of the king's com- 
mission appointing him and Guy Bryene, Gilbert Talbot, Maurice 
de Bercle, Simon Tracy, Wilham Basset, John Serjaunt the younger 
and John Hathewy constable guardians of the peace and justices 
of oyer and terminer in Gloucestershire ; as for sure causes laid before 
him the king has thought fit to remove the said Wilham from the 
said offices. By K. 

Oct. 4. Theobald de Gorges knight to Guy de Briene knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Somerset. 

Oct. 5. William Botiller of Weryngton knight to John de Swynlegh clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 2001., to be levied etc. in Lancashire. 

Oct. 7. Katherine who was wife of William Morteyn knight to Master 

Westminster. Edmund de Morteyn. Recognisance for 2001., to be levied etc. in 
Bukinghamshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William Mareschal parson 
of Merston, executor of Edmund. 

Oct. 9. Robert atte Selere of Woldham to Nicholas Edoyn. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 18 quarters of barley payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. 
in Kent. 



Charter of Donald (Doneualdus) Sturmy knight, giving with warranty 
to the king and his heirs his manor of Thunderle co. Essex with his 
park there. Witnesses : William bishop of Winchester the chan- 
cellor, Simon abbot of Westminster the treasurer, Thomas de Veer 
earl of Oxford the chamberlain, Hugh de Badwe, John de Hevemyng- 
ham, Henry de Cogeshale. Dated Haddele, 26 September 35 
Edward III. 

Letter of attorney by Donald Sturmy knight to Wilham de 
Wykham clerk, Godfrey Rokel, Henry Maunnesfeld and John Goure 
to deliver to the king seisin of the manor and park of Thunderle. 
Dated Haddele, 8 October 35 Edward III. 



286 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane 15d — cont. 

Writing of Donald Sturmy knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to the king and his heirs of the manor of Thunderle co. Essex with 
the park there. Dated Westminster, 18 October 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery of the foregoing charter 
and writings, 19 October. 

Writing of John de Cotteleye, son and heir of Nicholas de Cotteleye, 
giving to Richard Okie, John de Bodynton clerks, James de Lacy and 
Eustace de Wynfryngham, their heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 
20^. to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of his 
manor of Hywyssh and all his lands in Ore and Shawe co. Wilts, with 
power of distraint if the same be in arrear. Witnesses : Gilbert 
Berewyk, Robert Blake, William Worftyn, John Perham, Robert le 
Palmers. Dated Brodeton co. Wilts, Thursday after St. Denis 35 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 29 October. 

Charter of John de Cotteleye, son and heir of Nicholas de Cotteleye, 
giving with warranty to Richard Okie, John de Bodynton clerks, 
James de Lacy and Eustace de Wynfryngham, their heirs and assigns, 
all his lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents and services in Erdescote 
and Wambergh. Witnesses : Gilbert de Berewyk, Robert le Blake 
etc. {as the last). Dated Erdescote, Wednesday after St. Denis 35 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 29 October. 

Membrane lid. 

Writing of Katherine who was wife of William de Morteyn, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to William Marchal parson of Mershton, 
Henry Balle parson of a mediety of the church of Houghton Con- 
quest, Thomas de Redyngge parson of Lytlyngton and Alice de Mayde- 
bury, their heirs and assigns, of the manors of Bromham and Holcote, 
the advowson of Holcote, and lands, rents and services in Bydenham. 
Dated Mershton, Sunday after Michaelmas 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 7 October. 

Writing of Wilham son and heir of Robert de Lallestede (sic), being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Walter Whithors, Isabel his wife and 
the heirs of Walter of all lands, rents, services and customs as well 
of free tenants as of neifs with their suits and issue, and of all rever- 
sions which were of Robert his father in Cherchelalleford. Dated 
Wyndesore, 9 October 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before William bishop of Win- 
chester the chancellor at Wyndesore, 11 October. 

Writing of Walter Whithors, giving to William son and heir of 
Robert de Lalleford and to his assigns for his life a yearly rent of 5 
marks to be taken of his lands in Cherchelalleford at the Annunciation 
and Michaelmas by even portions, with power of distraint if the same 
be in arrear. Dated Wyndesore, 10 October 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at Wynde- 
sore, 11 October. 

Indenture wdtnessing that Richard de Rokesle of Saint Marye 
Craye co. Kent, cousin and heir of John de Rokesle clerk son and 



35 EDWARD III. 



287 



23(3 J Membrane IM — cont. 

heir of Walter de Rokesle of LuUyngston in the same county, has 
given with warranty to Sir Thomas de Graunsone knight, his heirs 
and assigns, his whole manor of Lullyngston, with lands, woods, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, commons, paths, hedges, ditches, waters, 
ponds, stews, fisheries, warrens, wards, marriages, rehefs, heriots, 
escheats, homages, rents, mills, advowsons, lordships, services, customs, 
rights and profits whatsoever, which came to him by inheritance after 
the decease of the said John, rendering yearly to the said Richard and 
his assigns during his life 20 marks at Easter and Michaelmas by even 
portions and one robe of the suit of his esquires at the feast of St. 
Nicholas, or 20s. if he shall not make the livery of an esquire, with 
power of distraint to Richard if the rent be in arrear. Dated London, 
5 October 35 Edward III. Witnesses : Sir Reynold de Cobham, Sir 
Nicholas de Loveyn, Sir Thomas Moraunt knights, Thomas Ludde- 
lowe, Roger Godestre, Geoffrey Walden. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 13 October. 

Oct. 16. John Horewode the younger to Adam Brabesone citizen of London. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 18. Roger de Bello Campo knight to Guy de Bryan. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Wilts. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 15. Edmund Fauconer, for good service, is sent to the abbot and con- 

Westminster, vent of Waltham Holy Cross, to have such maintenance of that house 
for Ufe as Roger Loggar deceased had at the king's request. 

By p.s. [25515.] 

Thomas de Loueden, for good service, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of St. Peter Gloucester, to have such maintenance of that 
house for life as John Marreys deceased had at the king's request. 

By p.s. [25479.] 

Oct. 26. Brother Richard abbot of Lesnes to Robert Paris citizen and ferron 

Westminster, of London. Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied, in default of payment, 
- of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

John de Roches the younger to Queen Philippa. Recognisance 
for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Wilts. 

Oct. 30. WilKam de Nessefeld to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recog-" 

Westminster, nisance for 30Z., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 28. Thomas Ughtred knight to the abbot of Westminster and Richard 

Westminster, de Ravenser. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in 
Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard. 



Nov. 3. Thomas Ughtred the elder knight to Richard de Ravensere clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 24 marks 7s., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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1361. Membrane 14c? — cont. 

Nov. 3. Percival Symeon to Joan daughter of John Priour the elder. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 20Z. to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane IM. 
Certificate of John Wroth mayor of the city of London and 
escheator therein, that by virtue of the king's writ annexed he has 
made partition into two parts of all the lands and rents whereof Nicholas 
Mockyng died seised in his demesne as of fee within the liberty of the 
said city, in the presence of Roger de Shipbrok and Margaret his wife 
sister and one of the heirs of the said Nicholas and of Simon de 
Benyngton and Idonea his wife sister and the other heir of Nicholas, 
and has delivered to Roger and Margaret in right of Margaret as her 
purparty of that heritage one tavern with one shop called Paules- 
taverne in the parish of St. Leonard Estechepe on the west side of 
Bruggestret, one tenement with shop and solar over in the parish 
of St. Magnus Bruggestrete at the foot of London bridge, all the 
tenements ^dthin Drynkwaterwarf with the cellars and with one 
' kaye ' in the said parish except one cellar within Drynkwaterwarf 
held by Richard le Chaundeler, one tenement with two shops in the 
parish of St. George Botolph Lane on the west side of the lane, 20s. 
of yearly quit rent arising from the tenement of Andrew Pikman in 
the parish of St. Botolph by Billyngesgate, one tenement held by 
Robert de Horewode, one shop with one solar held by John de Marle- 
burgh, 135. 8rf. of yearly quit rent issuing from a tenement and shop 
held by Reynold le Fullere in the parish of St. Mary Abbechirche 
in Candelwykstret and in St. Lawrence lane there, one small 
tenement with six shops in Mertlane in the Tower ward, and two 
tenements with three shops with solar over in the parish of 
St. Margaret Bruggestrete on the west side of Bruggestret. He 
has also delivered to Simon and Idonea one tavern with one shop 
caDed Chirchegatetaverne in the parish of St. Leonard Estchepe on 
the east side of Bruggestrete, one tenement with two shops and solar 
over in the parish of St. Magnus Bruggestret on the east side of Brugge- 
strete, one great tenement with one shop in the said parish on the 
west side of Bruggestrete, one cellar with solar over in the parish of 
St. Margaret Bruggestrete in Puddynglane, one cellar within Drynk- 
watereswarf at the foot of London bridge in the said parish of St. 
Magnus, 20^. of yearly quit rent issuing from the tenement of Andrew 
Pykman in the parish of St. Botolph Billyngesgate, one tenement in the 
parish of St. George Botolph Lane on the west side of the lane, one tene- 
ment in the said parish of St. Margaret in Puddynglane, one tene- 
ment with shop towards St. Lawrence Lane in the parish of St. Mary 
Abbechirche in Candelwykstrete held by Reynold le Fuller, one 
bakehouse tenement in St. Botolph Lane in the parish of St. George 
on the west side of the lane, 10s. of yearly quit rent issuing from the 
tenement of John de Bedeford skinner in Martelane in the Tower 
ward, and two solars in Martelane ; saving dower to Margery who 
was wife of Nicholas. 

Nov. 15. John Freman and John Ancel of Cambridgeshire, Robert Parker 
Westminster, and Richard Cok of Essex to Queen Philippa. Joint and several 
recognisance for 156L, to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in the said counties. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser the 
queen's attorney. 



35 EDWARD III. 



280 



1361. 



Nov. 16. 
VVostniinster. 



Nov. 30. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



April 16. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 8. 
Westminster. 

July 23. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 1 3(/ — corit. 

Letter of Simon son of Walter de VV\)dclmin, being an acquittance 
to Sir Ni(!h()las de Lovaigne knight for 50 marks, received by the 
hands of Robert de Strode clerk, in full |)aytuent of 200 marks \vh(!rein 
Sir Nicliohis was bound to him. Dated London, 2 October 35 
Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 16 November. 

Simon Daniel citizen of London to John de Charnelles and Walter 
Power clerks. Recognisance for 100/. payable by instalments ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of liis lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Walter. 

Charter of John Husee, brother and heir of Roger Husee knight, 
giving with warranty to brother John de Ailesburi rector of the house 
of Edyngdon and to the brethren and their successors 14 marks of 
yearly rent arising of the manor of Kyngeston Deverel co. Wilts, 
which the said John Husee and his ancestors time out of mind used 
to receive thereof at Midsummer, with the same power of distraint 
if the rent be in arrear. Dated Edyndon, 18 November 35 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 20 November. 

Roger de Elinrugge knight to Ralph de Hemenhale knight. Recog* 
nisance for 440 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Worcestershire. 

Alan [Aalanus) de Beverle is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Redyng, to have such maintenance of that house for life as Gilbert 
Fouweler deceased had at the king's request. By p.s. 

In the same manner the following are sent to the undermentioned 
houses : 

Thomas Louedon to the abbot and convent of Beaulieu, for the 
maintenance Thomas Stanes deceased had at the king's com- 
mand. By p.s. [25313.] 

Geoffrey Pykard to the prior and convent of Kenilworth, for the 
maintenance Thomas le Hunte had. By p.s. [25458.] 

Richard de Sutton to the abbot and convent of St. Mary, York, 
for the maintenance Ralph le Wayt had. By p.s. [25445.] 



Oct. 26. 

Westminster. 

Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 

Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 

Nov. 26. 
Westminster. 



John de Westlee to the abbot and convent of Battle, for the 
maintenance Gerard le Wayt had. By p.s. [25553.] 

Walter de Wyght to the abbot and convent of Glastynbury, for 
the maintenance Thomas de Tettebury had. By p.s. [25493.] 

John Maniers to the abbot and convent of Tame, for the main] 
tenance John de Carleton had. By p.s. [2561 S.- 



Richard Raundes to the prior and convent 
maintenance Humphrey le Ferrour had. 



of Lenton, for the 
By p.s. [25609.] 

CR 19 



290 



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1361. Membrane 1 3d — cont. 

Nov. 10. William de Preston to the abbot and convent of St. Benet Hulme, 
Westminster. for the maintenance William de Laxton had. By p.s. [25574.] 

Nov. 22. John Henand to the abbot and convent of Cherteseye, for the 

Westminster. maintenance Lawrence le Palefreyman had at the late king's 

command. By p.s. [2560L] 

Dec. 26. Thomas Cumberton to the priors and convents of Daventre and 

Westminster. Brakkeleve. for the maintenance Paul del Ewerrye had. 

By p.s. [25647.] 

June 30. John Romeseye to the priory of Bermondeseye, for the mainten- 
Westminster. ance Geoffrey* de Sessoun and Colet his wife had. 

By p.s. [25417.] 

Sept. 20. John Gregge to the prior and convent of Merton, for the main- 
Westminster, tenance Giles de Colejm had. By p.s. 

Dec. 12. Nicholas de Stowe to the abbot and convent of St. James with- 

Westminster. out Norhampton, for the maintenance Ralphf de la Naperye 

had. By p.s. [25505.] 

Membrane I2d. 

Writing indented of William de Say knight, granting to Gilbert 
Chaumpeneys and John de Barton, their heirs and assigns, all the 
tenements, lands and rents, with woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, 
hedges, ditches etc. which Gilbert and John now hold of him in the 
towns of Edelmeton, Enefeld and Totenham co. Middlesex by fealty, 
suit of court, fixed rents and divers other services, to hold henceforth 
of William and his heirs by fealty and a rent of one farthing a year 
payable at Michaelmas for all services, heriots, customs and secular 
demands, acquitting the premises against all other lords of the fee and 
other persons ^A'hatsoever. Dated London, 28 October 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 30 
October. 

Writing of William de Say knight, granting to Adam Fraunceys 
citizen of London for life two messuages, 236 acres of land, 63 acres 
of meadow, 21 acres of pasture and 505. of rent in the town of 
Edelmeton co. Middlesex, with remainder to Adam Fraunceys of London 
the younger and the heirs of his body, remainder for lack of sucli 
heir to Robert Fraunceys of London and the heirs of his body, 
remainder to the right heirs of Adam the citizen, to hold of William 
and his heirs by fealty and the service of one halfpenny yearly payable 
at Michaelmas for all services, heriots, customs and secular demands, 
acquitting the premises against other lords of the fee and other persons 
whatsoever ; which premises Adam holds of Wilham for life by fealty 
and other services, with remainder as aforesaid, as appears by a fine 
levied in the king's court between the said Adam the citizen, Thomas 
de Lanseton and John Pitee of ChishuU chaplains. Dated London, 
28 October 35 Edward TIL 

Mcmorandvm of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 30 
October. 



* In the warrant Gerard de Sessoun. 

t In tlie -wfirraiil Haukjn de la Naperie. 



35 EDWARD Til. 



291 



Membrane I2d — cont. 



1301 . 

Nov. 4, Hugli dc Miton of York to Richard de Ravcnsor clerk. Recocr- 

VVostminster. nisance for 2001. payable by instalment's ; to bo levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Nov. 6. Roger Jolif to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40Z., to be levied 

Westminster, etc. in Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Ravenser late 
treasurer of the said queen. 

Charter of William de Wygemor and Joan his wife, daughter of 
Randolph Reve, giving with warranty to Lawrence Lucas atte Forde, 
his heirs and assigns, all the lands which came by inheritance to the 
said Joan after the death of her said father in the town of Great 
Modbury co. Devon. Witnesses : William Forteskeu, Gilbert Feyt, 
John Simon, John Vautort, Richard Carpenter, Robert Chapman, 
Philip Horn. Dated Modbury, the Nativity of St. Mary 35 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 7 November. 

Nov. 8. John de Mallynges, Thomas Driflfeld and William Barde to Queen 

Westminster. Philippa. Joint and several recognisance for 100 marks payable by 
instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in Yorkshire. 

Nov. 9. Gerard de Braybrok knight to Robert de Marny knight. Recog- 

Westminster, nisance for 40L, to be levied etc. in Bedfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 21. Richard de Brankescombe to Robert Maun&ell of London merchant. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in Devon. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Nov, 



Membrane \\d. 
10. John de Mortymer of Kent to John de Bisshopeston clerk. 



Westminster. Recognisance for 201., to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Indenture made between William bishop of Wyncestre and John 
Giflfard, cousin and heir of Elizabeth Giffard, witnessing that, whereas 
all the lands of the heritage of Elizabeth are taken into the king's 
hand by reason that she held some lands in chief, wherefore John is 
suing to have the same out of the king's hands as her cousin and heir 
and of full age by divers writs of diem clausit extremnm, John grants 
that whensoever he shall have possession thereof, he will grant 
the manor of Ichhull co. Suthampton to the bishop and his 
assigns for life and to his assigns or executors for one year after, 
by an indenture between them to be made, containing that if 
the bishop shall make waste or alienation it shall be lawful for John 
and his heirs to enter the same ; John binds himself to the bishop 
to perform these covenants in 300Z., in case default be found in him 
so that he make not the lease aforesaid within 40 days after having 
the said lands out of the king's hand, and the bishop grants that so 



292 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane lid — cont. 

soon as the lease be performed this indenture shall be cancelled and 
delivered up to John. Dated Suthwerk, 8 November 35 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in chancery, 10 
November. 

Vacated, because John has performed all the things in this indenture 
contained, and cancelled with the bishop^s assent. 

Writing of John Wadup of Killyngston Dansy (sic), being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Penyfader and Alice his wife of a messuage 
with appurtenances in Killyngston Dayrel (sic), lying between a mes- 
suage held of the lord by Robert Taillour on the east, and a cottage 
held of the lord in bondage by Alice Soutere on the west, and lately 
purchased of John Wadup by the said AUce wife of John. Witnesses : 
Thomas de la Hay, Philip Alysaundre, William Penyfader, John 
Bechampton, Thomas Spygurnell, Thomas Hildesdon, Robert Tayllour. 
Dated Lillyngston, 1 October 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 11 November. 

Nov. 12. William de Bourghcher knight to John de Bourghcher knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 500Z., to b6 levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 13. Nichols)^ Espeloun of Sande^Anch to John de Bromleye and 
Westminster. Salomon de Oxeneye. Recognisance for 111., to be levied etc. in 
Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Joan daughter of Wilham Blundel, being a grant and 
quitclaim -wdth warranty to John de Tremaen, his heirs and assigns, 
for 20 marks in hand by him paid, of all messuages, lands, rents, 
services as well of free tenants as of tenants for life, and reversions 
in Boskeures, Porthia, Bosvargus, Trewoethwall, Boswen, Seghlan- 
bighan and Helleston co. Cornwall. Witnesses : Michael Ude, John 
Hamely, John Porthkellomp, Robert Wysdom, John Kaerou. Dated 
London, Tuesday the morrow of All Saints 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 21 November. 

Nov. 22. John de Buryton, for good service to Queen Philippa, is sent to 

Westminster, the abbot and convent of Lilleshull, to have such maintenance in 

that house for hfe as William Selyman deceased had at the king's 

request. [See p.s. 25602.] 

Nov. 23. Thomas de Alberton to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 100 
Westminster, marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser the 
queen's attorney. 

Dec. 2. John de Burgh knight and William son of William de Notton to 

Westminster. John de Bray, John de Pelham chaplain and Wilham de Staunton 
chaplain. Joint and several recognisance for 60Z., to be levied etc. 
in Yorkshire. 



35 EDWARD 111. 2<J3 



18()1. Membrane lOcZ. 

Indenture made between the king and R()l)ort de I'oi-tyco, wit- 
nessing that the king has made Robert master and worker of his 
moneys of gold and silver in the Tower of London, whicli Robert 
has taken upon liim before the eouneil to make three sorts of gold 
moneys, one current for 06'. 8f/. sterling the piece called the gold 
noble, 45 pieces in the jjound of the weight of the Tower of London, 
another of half that weight current for 40fi., 90 pieces in the pound 
of the Tower weight, and a third one fourth the weight of the first 
current for 20c?., 180 pieces in tiie said pound, and these shall be of 
23 carats 3^ grains of fine gold, every pound of them worth 15Z. sterling, 
and the king shall have of every pound of them by weiglit 3s. 6c/. by 
tale, and the master for his pains, waste of cutting the irons, 
loss of weight, and all costs save the wages of the warden and otlier 
the king's ministers there, of every pound by weight \'6d. by tale by 
the hands of the warden, so that of every pound of gold by weight 
he shall deposit in the Tower according to the standard of the noble 
14/. 156\ by tale shall remain to the merchant ; and because the gold 
money cannot always be made exactly according to the true standard 
but perad venture by default of the master or his workmen it may some 
times be found too strong or too weak more or less in weight or alloy 
or in both, the king's will is that when at the assay before delivery the 
gold money is found too strong or too weak in weight only, in alloy 
only, or in both by the sixteenth of a carat in the pound by weight and 
no more, which shall be called the master's remedy, the money shall be 
delivered as good provided the default be accidental, but if greater 
default be found, delivery shall cease and the money be melted and 
coined again at the master's cost until it be exact ; and it is agreed 
that of every pound of gold by weight the master must coin 4 ounces 
in nobles, 6 ounces in half nobles, 2 ounces in ferlings of nobles, and 
this ordinance shall in no wise be changed by the master to make 
more of one sort and less of another until he shall have order to the 
contrary : he has also taken upon him to make four sorts of moneys 
of silver, one current for 4d. sterling the piece to be called a groat, 
75 such pieces shall be in a pound of the Tower weight, another current 
for Id. the piece to be called a half groat, 150 such pieces in a pound 
of the Tower weight, the third current for \d. the piece to be called 
sterhng, of the coin of the old sterling, 300 such pieces shall be in a 
pound of the Tower weight, the fourth to be called maille which shall 
be worth half the sterling, 600 such pieces shall be in the pound of 
the Tower weight; all these silver moneys shall be of the standard 
alloy of the old sterling, to wit every pound of them by weight shall 
contain 11 ounces 2d. by weight of fine silver and 18c?. of alloy, every 
pennyweight containing 24 grains ; and the king's warden of the 
moneys shall take to him of every pound weight of silver so made 8o?. 
by weight, whereof he shall pay to the master for his pains and costs 
(save the wages aforesaid) 7c?. by tale, keeping the residue to the 
king's use, and so of every pound of silver by weight that he shall 
deposit in the Tower according to the standard, 19s. 4c?. by weight 
shall remain to the merchant, making 24s. 2d. by tale ; and because 
the silver money cannot always be made exactly according to the 
true standard inasmuch as by default of the master or his workmen 
it may sometimes be made too strong or too weak, when upon assay 
before delivery the said money is found too strong or too weak by 
2c?. in the pound by weight and no more, whk'li shall be called the 
master's remedy, it shall be dehvered as good provided the default 



294 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1361. Membrane lOd — cont. 

be by accident, but if greater default be found, delivery shall cease 
and the money be melted and coined again at the master's cost ; 
and it is agreed that of every pound of silver by weight the master 
shall coin 3 ounces in groats, 4 ounces in half groats, 4 ounces of ster- 
lings and one ounce of mailles, and this ordinance shall in no wise 
be changed by the master until he shall have order to the contrary : 
the warden shall keep the said moneys at all times, as pertains to 
his office, so that as soon as any of them be coined and complete between 
him and the master they shall be put until dehvery in a coffer with 
two keys, one to remain with the warden the other with the master, 
and after they are assayed and proved good, before any delivery is 
made of aU the sum, a prise of gold and silver shall be made to put 
in a box whereof the assays of Westminster shall be made, to wit 
of every five pounds of gold by weight the value of one noble, provided 
that it be taken of nobles, half nobles and ferlings proportionally, and 
of every hundred pounds of silver by weight 2s. by tale, whereof shall be 
groats, half groats, sterlings and mailles proportionally, and when 
the prises are made and put in the said box for the assays of West- 
minster, they shall be sealed with the seals of the warden and changer 
and of the master, and the box shall be locked with three keys, one 
remaining with the warden, the second with the changer and the third 
with the master, and shall be put in a coffer for safe keeping, and 
opened once every three months before certain lords of the council 
chosen for the purpose, and in presence of the warden and master, 
and there shall assays be made of the moneys found therein in the 
most just manner possible by fire or by touchstone or both, to the 
end that if the moneys be found and proved good according to the 
above covenants the master may be quit up to that time, and he 
shall have at his will a patent under the great seal witnessing the 
same, and if the moneys be found too weak in weight or alloy or in 
both to the extent of the said remedies and no further, the default 
shall be entered in the record and the master charged to make 
immediate recompense to the king upon the assay without delay 
and without claiming any advantage by reason of the said remedies, 
save always that in case the moneys be found to exceed the standard 
in goodness that shall be entered in the record against any charge for 
default so found, and if at the assay at Westminster the moneys shall 
at any time be found in default exceeding the said remedies the master 
shall forfeit hfe and chattels to the king ; the master shall be bound 
at his ])eril to make a privy mark on aU moneys he shall make of gold 
and silver, so that another time, if need be, he may know which are 
his work among other like moneys and which are not : also whereas 
heretofore the cutter of the irons has been appointed by the master 
and at his costs, he shall henceforth be appointed by the council, 
and sworn to do his office well and lawfully by oversight of the warden 
in a house in the Tower appointed for the purpose and nowhere else, 
and shall be paid for his work by the hands of the warden, the amount 
to be agreed before the council, and recompense for it to be made to 
the warden by the master, and all irons when cut shall be delivered 
by indenture in presence of the warden to the person appointed by 
the king to keep the same : the master shall be bound to receive all 
manner of gold and silver brought to the Tower in presence of the 
warden according to the true value, every parcel in its degree, one 
more and another less according to quality, and if the master and 
the merchant who brings the same cannot agree, the king's assayers 



35 EDWARD 111. 295 



1301 • Membrane \()d — cont. 

must in presence of the warden and master try the trutli, and the 
master shall receive it and remain charged tlierewith according to 
what is found upon that assay ; and two good stones and one pair of 
lawful touchstones shall be provided to the king's use to make the 
assay between the merchant and the master, and shall remain in the 
keeping of the warden and changer, the balances and weights shall from 
time to time be amended and kept true when need be : no minister 
of office in the Tower relating to the moneys shall be partner nor meddle 
with the changers who have at farm the king's exchanges on pain 
of forfeit of 1001. for every offence : upon the receipt of gold and 
silver, the warden shall be bound on reasonable payment to deliver 
to the merchants bills of the sums they have brought with the sums 
they ought to receive, so that at the deliveries they or their 
attorneys may be repaid, which merchants shall have free ingress 
to the Tower and egress without disturbance of the porters or others 
and without giving anything against their will ; delivery shall be 
made twice a week, or once at least, and after the assay made before 

Membrane 9d. 

delivery, the warden, changer and master shall have regard to the 
sums received and the number of persons to take delivery so that, 
in case the sum coined be not sufi&cient to pay all in full, each may 
take part payment according to his amount, the time when he brought 
his gold or silver and the time when it was melted, and the warden 
shall be bound to shew each merchant his sum when required ; in 
case any merchant be absent and have no attorney ready to take 
his money, the warden shall be bound to take it and keep it safe under 
the seals of the changer and master until the merchant or his attorney 
come for payment, which shall then be made as if he had come at the 
first dehvery : for that the warden will take all profit belonging to 
the king and render account thereof, the master shall not be bound 
to render any account to the king but to the warden only, as the 
manner is, except for damages reckoned against him for defaults 
found in the moneys by the assays at Westminster, for which he shall 
answer to the king : the king shall cause proclamation to be made 
throughout the realm forbidding any man to carry out of the realm 
money or bullion of gold or silver, on pain of losing the value and his 
body at the king's will, if it be not by the king's special licence, or a 
sum for the expenses of those passing out of the realm, and this shall 
be of the king's mint and as much as shall be sufi&cient for each in 
his degree, that no man shall bring to England false or counterfeit 
money on the pain aforesaid, and that every man who may spy others 
so doing and will sue for the king shall have the third of money found 
false or counterfeit, and the king two thirds : the king hereby con- 
firms to the master, his ministers and workmen, the charters of hberties 
before granted to the moneyers ; the master has made oath before 
the council for performance of the above covenants, for good 
behaviour in his office, for recompense to the king and to all men 
of the price of gold to be received, and has bound himself, his heirs 
and executors, and for greater security has found a mainprise before 
the chanceUor and treasurer and others of the council, to wit Simon 
Bochele, Jaryne Morecombe, Francis Bernardine, Frede de Gynisane, 
Paul Jovane, every of them in 200 marks, to recompense the mer- 
chants. Dated Westminster, 20 June 35 Edward III. French. 
[Feeder a.] 



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1361. 



Membrane 9d — cont. 



Indenture made between the king and Walter de Barde, son of Philip 
de Barde, Avitnessing that the king has made Walter master and 
worker of his moneys of gold and silver in the Tower of London, which 
Walter has taken upon him to make three sorts of gold moneys {as 
above), and of every pound by weight of these moneys the king 
shall take 35. 4d. by tale, and the master shall have for his pains etc. 
{as above) 20d. by tale etc. as in the above indenture. Mainpernors : 
Sir Guy de Bryan, Sir Richard la Vache, Nicholas Plunket, Philip 
Grymbald, Bartholomew Myne, John Donate, each for 1001. Dated 
Westminster, 5 March 35 Edward III. French. 

[Ibid.^ 

Dec. 24. To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London or his 
Westminster, lieutenant. Order to set free Matthew de Gourney and John de 
Sancto Laudo from the prison in the Tower by the mainprise of 
Edward le Despenser lord of Glamorgan, Edward de Courteney, John 
de Sully, Walter de Pavely of Hilberton, Edward de Berkele, John 
Meryet knights, John Syfrewast, Walter Forester of London and 
Francis Bache, as they have mainperned for the entering again of 
the said Matthew and John into the Tower, where they are imprisoned 
for certain contempts and rebellions, on the feast of St. Hilary next, 
there to remain as they now are, according to an indenture made 
between the king and the said mainpernors. By K. 

1362. Writing of Adam de Vausse, being a quitclaim to William son of 

John son of Adam de Menevylle, his heirs and assigns, of all right in 
the manor and town of Whittonstall by reason of any rent or other 
title whatsoever. Undated. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
3 January this year. 



1361. 



Membrane 8d. 



Oct. 30. To the justices of the Bench. Orders, upon the petition of Phihppa 

Westminster, who was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, to proceed 
in a plea pending before them against Richard de la Bere knight, and 
cause fuU and speedy justice to be done to the parties, the allegation 
that Richard ought not to answer without advising the king not- 
withstanding ; as Phihppa has shewn the king that she is suing 
before the said justices for the third part of six messuages, six 
carucates of land, 100 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 100 acres 
of wood and 10 marks of rent in Bradwardyn, Little Noke, Cowerne 
and Celyngton as her dower of the freehold of her said late husband, 
and that the said Richard, pleading before thom, has claimed to 
hold the premises for hfe of the grant and demise of the earl, and 
has vouched to warranty Edmund son and heir of the said earl who 
is \\dthin age and in the king's wardship, alleging as aforesaid, by 
reason of which allegation the justices have stayed that cause until 
now. By C. 



Nov. 19. John son and heir of John Moubray of Axiholm to the king. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 1,400 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lincolnshire. 
Cancelled on payment, as appears in the memorandum below. 



35 EDWARD III. 297 



23(5]^. Membrane 8d. — corU. 

Nov. 19. Elizabeth who was wife of John Moubray the fatlior to the kin<r. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 400/. payable by instalments; to be levied etc. in 
Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment, as appears in the memorandum below. 

Memorandum that these two recognisances were made as security 
for payment of 2,000 marks wherein John de Moubray of Axiholm 
deceased was bound to the king by a recognisance in chancery made 
on 3 June this year, and for livery to John the son and Elizabeth of 
the lands, goods and chattels of the said deceased, taken into the king's 
hand after his death by reason of that debt, of which John the son shall 
at the dates named in the recognisance pay 500 marks for the said goods 
and chattels, in part payment of the said 2,000 marks, and 900 marks 
for the share of the lands falling to him as son and heir, and Elizabeth 
shall pay as aforesaid 400/. for the share of the same lands falling to 
her for life with remainder after lier death to John the son ; and for 
the indemnification of John the son and Elizabeth, that they be not 
triply charged with the three recognisances made to one effect, the 
king grants that if John shall pay 1,400 marks and Elizabeth 400/. 
at the terms aforesaid, as well the first recognisance made by John 
the father as these two recognisances by them severally made shall be 
annulled ; in case one shall make payment and the other default so 
that execution shall run against Elizabeth, and she shall die before 
payment of the 400/., John the son shall be charged with all arrears 
thereof for terms past or yet to come, so that the goods and chattels 
which Elizabeth at her death shall have shall be bound for payment 
to the amount due from her for terms then past in discharge of John 
the son ; but when payment is made of the said 2,000 marks it is not 
the king's will nor intent to claim more from John the son and Elizabeth 
by virtue of the said recognisances or any of them, nor yet to withdraw 
or be excluded in any wise from action and execution of all sums in 
the three recognisances contained if John the son and Elizabeth pay 
not the said 2,000 marks at the terms aforesaid ; and because John 
de Moubray of his own motion gave that sum to the king, it is not 
the king's will nor in accordance with the law that John the son and 
Elizabeth or the lands, goods or chattels of John the father by reason 
of the said recognisances be charged with the queen's gold, but the 
king altogether discharges them from payment thereof. 

Memorandum that after, for that he was bound in 2,000 marks to 
William abbot of Walden, brother William de Monkelane of the order 
of St. Augustine, Nicholas de Neuton clerk, Thomas de Walmesford clerk 
and Stephen atte Roche clerk, executors of Humphrey de Bohun late earl 
of Hereford and Essex, for certain jewels and other things of them bought, 
the king assigned to the said executors the 2,000 marks due to him from 
John son of John de Moubray and Elizabeth, to be received at the terms 
aforesaid, whereby they made recognisances to the said executors, John 
the son for 2,800 marks and Elizabeth for 800/. payable at the said terms, 
and so the king was contented of the 2,000 marks aforesaid, wherefore he 
ordered as well the first recognisance made by John the father as the two 
foregoing recognisances to be cancelled ; and the said executors grant 
that, if John the son and Elizabeth sJiall pay the 2,000 marks at the terms 
aforesaid, the recognisances for 4,000 marks to them made shall be void, 
and John the son and Elizabeth grant that if they shall not pay the same 
{namely John. 1,400 marks and Elizabeth 400/.) as aforesaid, the recog- 
nisances for 4,000 marks shall be put in execution against them, and in 



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]^3(51. Mewhrane Sd — coni. 

case one of them shall make payment and the other default, so that exe- 
cution shall run against Elizabeth in her life time, and she shall die before 
payment of the 400L, John the son shall after her decease be charged with 
all arrears thereof, so that the goods and chattels which at her death she 
shall have shall be bound to the amount due for terms then past in dis- 
charge of the said John. Therefore as well the two foregoing recognisances 
as the said first recognisance made by John de Moubray the father shall 
be cancelled. 

Membrane Id. 

Bond of Gerard lord of Bouberch knight of the county of Ponthieu 
{Poinctif) to Roger Rameseye citizen and fishmonger of London and 
to Thomas de Podesgrave hostler of London in 108Z. lOs. for money 
received, to be paid to them or one of them or to their attorney, their 
heirs or executors shewing this bond, in the lodging of Roger in 
London on 12 March next, pledging the faith of his body, the faith 
of knighthood and arms, and binding his heirs, executors and goods 
for payment of that sum with all damages and costs in case of default, 
and that there shall be no delay by protection, privilege nor by letter 
or prayer of any lord or other person, and renouncing all aids and 
favours of law. Dated London, 13 December 1361. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 14 December, 

Dec. 16. Geoffrey Bat of Orpynton co. Kent to Richard de Rokesle of 

Westminster. Craye St. Mary. Recognisance for SI., to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in the said county. 

Writing of Ralph Jerberge, son of Sir Edward Jerberge knight, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Lawrence de Bremle knight, his heirs 
and assigns, of a moiety of the manors of Martham and Gylyngham, 
with all lands in the towns of Ormesby, Scrouteby, Hemmesby, Horseye, 
Hikelyng, Reppes, Rollesby, Castre, Haryngby, Stokton, Wynston, 
WyndhuU, Toft, Aldeby, Mauteby and elsewhere in the hundreds of 
Estflegg, Westfleg and Lodene. Witnesses : Robert de Benbale, 
John de Reppes, Thomas Savage, Robert Bukskyn knights, William 
Clere, John de Somerton, Reynold de Ekchs. Dated Martham, 
Thursday after St. Lucy 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 17 
December. 

Charter of William le Botiller of Weryngton knight, granting to 
his clerk Henry de Burton, his heirs and assigns, for the hfe of the 
grantor, a yearly pension of 100s. to be taken at the Annunciation and 
Michaelmas by even portions of the grantor's manor of Beause, of 
all the lands which reverted to him after the decease of Richard de 
Haydok in the town of Burtonwode co. Lancastre, and of aU other his 
lands, with power of distraint if the rent be in arrear, and the same 
shall remain to the said Henry, his heirs and assigns, for a term of 100 
years after grantor's decease. Witnesses : Sir John de Swynelegh 
clerk, Henry de Ditton, Edmund fitz John, William de Legh, William 
de Haydok clerk. Dated London, 23 November 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 8 December. 



34 EDWARD 111. 



299 



l'M')l. Membrane Qd. 

Indoufurc, made at Suthwerk 3 December 35 Edward III, between 
William l)ish()|) of WincheHter and John (jryfTard cousin and hvAv of 
Elizabeth (xylfard, lord of Ichhull, being a lease with warranty of his 
manor of Ichhull (;o. Suthampton to the bishop and his assigns for his 
life and to his heirs, assigns or executors for one year after, rendcjring 
yearly one rose at Midsummer for all services and demands and per- 
forming the services due to the chief lords of the fee ; the bishop to 
maintain the houses of the manor, and commit no waste in the houses, 
woods, and men thereof. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery by the parties, 9 
December. 

Letter of attorney by John Giffard cousin and heir of Elizabeth 
Giffard, lord of Ichhull, to William le Noble or John Videlu, to deliver 
to William bishop of Winchester seisin of his manor of Ichhull. 
Dated Suthwerk, 3 December 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 9 December. 

Dec. 9. John Giffard cousin and heir of Elizabeth Giffard to William bishop 

Westminster, of Winchester. Recognisance for 140/. payable by instalments ; to 
be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Gloucester- 
shire. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Dec. 9. John Giffard cousin and heir of Elizabeth Giffard to William bishop 

Westminster, of Winchester. Recognisance for 140L payable by instalments at 
the same terms as the last ; to be levied etc. in Gloucestershire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture of defeasance of the two foregoing recognisances, upon 
condition that John Giffard, cousin and heir of Elizabeth Giffard, 
shall within the quinzaine of Michaelmas next pay to William bishop 
of Winchester or his executors at Winchester at Wolveseye 221. 10s., 
taking an acquittance under seal of the bishop or his treasurer, within 
the quinzaine of Easter following 221. 10s., within the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas following 221. 10s., within the quinzaine of Easter fol- 
lowing 221. 10s., within the quinzaine of Michaelmas following 201., 
and within the quinzaine of Easter following 201. Dated Suthwerk, 
Friday after the Conception 35 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in chancery, 10 
December. 



Dec. 23. Edward le Despenser lord of Glamorgan, Edward de Courtenaye, 

Westminster. John de Sully, Walter de Pavely of Hilberton, Edward de Berkele, 
John Meryot knights, John Syfrewast of Clewere, Walter Forester 
of London and Francis Bache to the king. Joint and several recog- 
nisance for 3,600 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Somerset, Devon, 
Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and the city of London. 

Memorandum of defeasance of this recognisance, upon condition 
that Edward le Despenser lord of Glamorgan, Edward de Courteneye, 
John de Sully, Walter de Pavely of Hilberton, Edward de Berkele, 
John Meriot knights, John Cj^rewast of Clewere, Walter Forster of 
London and Francis Bache, mainpernors that Matthew de Gournay 



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1361. 



Membrane 6d — cont. 



and John de Seynt Loo the son knights, set free by that mainprise 
from the Tower of Loiidon where they were imprisoned for certain 
contempts and rebelhons, shall enter again the said prison, shall 
cause them so to enter again on the feast of St. Hilary if living, 
there to remain as now ; and if the mainpernors pay or cause to be 
paid at the said feast 2,000 marks for causing them to enter again the 
prison at Easter if living, so that nought be diminished from the sum 
by the death of one of them, the said Matthew and John shall be at 
large until Easter, and if at Easter the mainpernors pay 1,600 marks, 
the recognisance shall be void, the mainpernors quit of their main- 
prise, and the said Matthew and John shall go at large, quit of the 
contempts and rebellions aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum of acquittance, by writ of privy seal remaining mi the 
files of the SQth year, enrolled below, wherefore the above recognisance is 
cancelled, and the mainpernors have letters of acquittance. 

Writ of privy seal, addressed to the bishop of Wyncestre the chancellor, 
ordering him to take the letters of acquittance heretofore made as well 
to the said mainpernors as to Matthew de Gournay and John de Seint 
Loo knights for 2,000 marks paid for Hilary term, and also letters of 
acquittance made for the whole sum and afterwards cancelled, and to 
cause other letters of acquittance under the great seal of 3,600 marks to 
be made to the said mainpernors, sufficient as well for Matthew de Gournay 
and John de Seint Loo knights as for the mainpernors, cancelling the 
above recognisance ; as the king has received of them in his chamber by 
the hands of Helmyng Leget his yeoman 1,600 marks for Easter term in 
full payment. Tested at Westminster, 16 April the 3Qth year of the reign. 
French. [p.s. 25748.] 

Membrane 5d. 

Charter of John de Burgh knight, giving with warranty to John 
de Bray, John de Pelham chaplain and William de Staunton chaplain, 
their heirs and assigns, the advowson of Penyston co. York. Witnesses : 
Sir Robert de Ehneham, Richard de Chestrefeld, John de Blocke- 
leye canons of the king's free chapel within the palace of Westminster, 
William son of William de Notton, Ellis de Birton, John de Dronsfeld. 
Dated Westminster, Wednesday the morrow of St. Andrew 35 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 2 December. 

Dec. 4. Richard de Thorne clerk and Thomas de Pakenho to Richard de 

Westminster. Ravensere clerk. Recognisance for 3001., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Yoi'kshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that Richard de Thorne 
and Thomas, or one of them, pay 2001. on Easter day next. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Dec. 10. John Michiel of London to Joan who was wife of John de Swyn- 
Westminster. nerton. Recognisance for 500 marks payable by instalments ; to 
be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas Beere rector of St. 
Michael de Paternostercherche London, administrator of Joan, who 
died intestate. 



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301 



23(*)2 Memhrane Bd — cont. 

Roger do Rokosloyo of K(nil to -lolm Micliiel ot London. Recog- 
nisance for 250 marks pixyable by inslalmontu, to be levied etc. in 
Kent. 

Dec. 22. Brother Thomas de Watford prior of St. Bartliolomow Smytliefeld 
Westminster. London, for himself and convent, to Richard de Sharnelesford. 
Recognisance for 400/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of William Coleman and Juliana his wife, giving, surren- 
dering and releasing with warranty to William son of Ralph Abbot 
of Kelleseye, cousin and heir of William de Kellcseye late rector of 
Pulham in the diocese of Norwich, during the life of Juliana, 13.s. of 
rent in the town of Farnham, namely 10s. issuing from lands which 
were of John Casse and held of W^illiam de Kelleseye by knight ser- 
vice, and 3,s. issuing from lands which Robert atte Lee held of the 
said William de Kelleseye, which rent Wilham de Kelleseye gave. to 
William Coleman and Juliana for the life of Juliana. Witnesses : 
William de Burstall. Robert de Muskham, John de Lancastre clerks, 
Walter Scarle, Peter Querdelyon. Dated London, 28 December 35 
Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 30 December. 

1362. Membrane 4d. 

January 24. To Richard de la Vache constable of the Tower of London or to his 
Westminster, lieutenant. Order to set free Henry de Brisele and Thomas de Ferrers, 
imprisoned in the Tower for sure causes, by the mainprise of William 
de Stodeye, Walter de Burton, Thomas de Cressyngham, John de Hors- 
ford, John de Wesenham and John Pyel, who have mainperned in 
chancery to have the bodies of the said Henry and Thomas before the 
king and council in the quinzaine of Easter next at Westminster or 
elsewhere on warning given, to answer to the king touching what shall 
be laid against them, and further to do and receive what the king and 
council shall order. By K. and C. 



Membrane M. 

Writing of John Hales of Suthwerk ' bakere,' being a gift and sale 
with warranty to Henry Coljrngbourne prior of the monastery of St. 
Mary Suthwerk, for a sum of money in hand by him paid, of all his 
goods and chattels, moveable and immovable, in that town and else- 
where within the realm. Witnesses : Simon Brewere, Robert de 
Horton, John Perschore, Thomas Muribury.^ 'Datea Suthwerk, 1 
November 35 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 15 January. 

January 16. John de Overton parson of Chiriton and Edmund Spircok of Andevere 
Westminster, to WiUiam bishop of Winchester. Recognisance for 200 marks pay- 
able at Michaelmas next ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in the county of Suthampton. 

The same John and Edmund to the said bishop. Recognisance for 
200 marks payable as above ; to be levied etc. as before. 
Both recognisances cancelled on payment. 



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1362. 



Membrane 3rf — ront. 



Charter indented of William Mareys of Micham co. Surrey, giving 
with warranty to Sir Richard Porter perpetual vicar of Micham and 
Sir John de Scaldewell perpetual vicar of Westmordon, their heirs 
and assigns, his capital messuage with houses over, gardens, crofts, 
meadows, pastures, woods, trees, hedges, hays and ditches as enclosed, 
together with two water mills and a piece of moor adjoining as enclosed 
by the water towards Beneytesfeld and all appurtenances in Wykeford 
in the parish of Micham, rendering yearly to the said William and 
his assigns during his life IOO5. at Easter and Michaelmas by even 
portions, with power of distraint to William and his assigns if the 
rent be in arrear. Witnesses : Nicholas de Careu, John de Bergh, 
Robert atte Doune, Adam Kentyssh, William Harpour, William Fyge, 
Thomas Est. Dated Micham, Friday after St. Lawrence 35 Edward 
III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery, 21 January. 

January 2. Walter de Fauconberge knight to Richard de Ravensere clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 2001. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default 

of payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Ingelby received this recognisance, 

by writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year. 

Writing of John de Clifton, being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir 
Thomas de Neville archdeacon of Durham, John Botiller of Layburn, 
Sir William de Anstan parson of Pykemamwade, Sir Richard de 
Midelham parson of Fyngale, Sir William Baty vicar of Pytingdon 
and to the heirs of John Botiller of the manor of Feyheirby and a 
messuage, 12 acres of land and 3 acres of meadow in Ellingstryng. 
Witnesses : Sir Henry le Scrop, Sir Richard le Scrop knights, Roger 
de Eston, John de Fletham, John Mareschall of Massham. Dated 
Fere by, Sunday before Martinmas 1361. 

MemoraTidvm of acknowledgment, 13 January, at Kirtelyngton before 
John Moubray, by virtue of a writ to him addressed which is on the 
file for this year. 

1361. Membrane 2d. 

Dec. 9. Gilbert Martyn che king's Serjeant is sent to the abbot and convent 

Westminster, of Benydon, to have such maintenance of that house for life as Robert 

Flemyng deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [25629.] 

Dec. 13. John de Stodeye and John Piel of London to the king. Joint and 

Westminster, several recognisance for 2,000/1. payable by instalments ; to be levied, 

in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Memorandum that John and John mainperned for payment of 2,000L 

due to the king from Thomas de Notyngham and Bartholomew 

Chaungeour, and made this recognisance for the king's security. 

Cancelled on payment, witnessed by the chancellor and treasurer. 



Membrane Id. 

Nov. 20. To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order to deliver to John 

Westminster, de Seintlou, whose fealty the king has taken, the manor of Broke 

and hamlet of Dicherigge, with a moiety of the profits and perquisites 

of the view of frankpledge, hundreds, fairs, market and portmote of 



35 EDWARD Til. 



303 



1301. 



Membrane Id — cont. 



Westbury, and III. 9s. l|rf. of yearly rent of the other moiety, and 
to William bishop of Winchester the manor of Westbury, the hamlet 
of Hefdynghull and the other moiety of the ])n)fitH and [)erquisites 
aforesaid, saving the right of the ])arties to other the lands of the heritage 
of John Pavely tenant in chief, if he shall be found to have been seised 
at his death of any not yet divided between the heirs ; as by assent of 
the said bishop, to whom [the king has committed! the wardship of the 
purparty falling to Joan daughter and one of the heirs of John Pavely, 
and of the said John de Seintlou who took to wife Alice now deceased, 
his other daughter and heir, and of her begat three daughters Joan, 
Elizabeth and Ela, and to whom by the courtesy of England belongs 
the other purparty falling to the said three daughters, the king has 
assigned to John de Seintlou the manor of Brok, hamlet, moiety and 
rent aforesaid, which rent is the excess in yearly value of Joan's pur- 
party, and to the said Joan the manor of Westbury, hamlet and moiety 
aforesaid, so that her purparty, which exceeds the other in value as 
aforesaid, shall be bound in the said sum yearly payable to John de 
Seintlou for his life and to his said three daughters and their heirs after 
his death. 

Dec. 4. To John de Ty escheator in Kent. Order, upon the petition of 

Westminster. Robert Flemyng of Sandewych and Hugh atte Welle of Sandewych, 
to remove the king's hand from two thirds of the manor of Grove in 
Wodenesbergh, which were of Walter atte Welle of Sandewych tenant 
in chief, and are in the king's hand after his death by reason of the 
nonage of William his son and heir, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken, if assured by inquisition or otherwise that John de Coloigne in 
his life time was seised of the wardship thereof and demised the same 
to the said Robert and Hugh ; as the petition shews that the king 
lately committed to the said John the wardship of the said two thirds 
to hold, with the issues thereof taken from the death of the said 
William, until the lawful age of the said heir, rendering 7 marks a 
year at the exchequer, that for 20 marks to be by John paid at the 
receipt of the exchequer the king also granted him the marriage of the 
heir, to be without disparagement, and if the heir should die within 
age without being by him so married, John should have the ward- 
ship and the marriage of his heir, and so from heir to heir until one 
should be of age and by him married, that John being seised by virtue 
of this grant of the said two thirds demised the wardship thereof to 
them the said Robert and Hugh to hold in the same manner, and they 
so held the same until now, and that by colour of a writ of diem clausit 
extremum addressed to the escheator after the death of W^illiam son 
and heir of the said William atte Welle, and of an inquisition before 
him taken, whereby it is found that the said William the son died 
on 14 October last and that Thomas atte Welle is his brother and 
heir and within age, the premises are now taken by the escheator into 
the king's hand ; and by letters patent produced in chancery it is 
clear that the wardship was granted to the said John in the form 
alleged. 



Oct. 15. To William de Hatton escheator in Kent. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with the manor and advowson of North Craye taken into the 

king's hand by the death of Robert de Nortliwode knight, deUvering 

to Alice late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 



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Oct. 9. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 12. 
Westminster. 



by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Robert at his death held 
no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in ser- 
vice, but held jointly mth Alice the manor and advowson aforesaid 
of the gift of John Foucher parson of Milstede and Philip son of Roger 
de Eylesbury knight to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the 
same are held of another than the king. 

To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to take the 
fealty of WiUiam fitz Waryn according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to deliver to him and Amice his wife the manors of 
Putteneye, Werne Pluknet and Ilbruer taken into the king's hand by 
the death of Eleanor de Haddon, together with the issues thereof from 
the time of her death, which the king of his gift has granted to them ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Eleanor at her death held the said manors for her life in chief by 
knight service, of the grant of John de Haddon to her and Henry de 
Haddon knight sometime her husband, made with the king's licence, 
with remainder to William and Amice and to the heirs of William ; 
and the king has taken the homage of William. By p.s. [25503.] 

To the bailiffs of Chester of Edward prince of Wales duke of 
Cornwall and earl of Chester. Order, under a pain of lOOZ., to cause 
a ship sufficient for his passage and the passage of his men and their 
horses and harness to Ireland to be speedily delivered of the ships 
in the port of Chester to Thomas de Dale when he shall repair thither 
to cross the sea ; as by the king's command Thomas is setting out on 
his service to Ireland with divers men at arms and archers, there 
to abide in the company of the king's son Lionel earl of Ulster, whom 
he lately sent over for the ruling of Ireland. By K. 

The like to the bailiffs of the earl of Richemond of Lyverpole co. 
Lancaster. 



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30 EDWAPtD III. 



1362. Membrane 44. 

Jan. 26. To Richard de Wydevillo eaeheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle furtlier with a moiety of the manor of Thornhawo 
taken into the King's hand by the death of John son of Nicholas 
dc Sancto Marco of Thornhawe, delivering any issues thereof taken 
to Nicholas brother of the said John ; as the king has learned by in- 
quisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said 
moiety in fee tail by knight service of the abbey of Peterborough, 
late void and in the king's hand, by a gift which William de Sancto 
Marco, William de Folkesworth and John son of John de Ardema 
made to Nicholas son of John de Sancto Marco his father for life, 
with remainder to the said John son of Nicholas and the heirs male 
of his body, and for lack of such issue to the said Nicholas his 
brother and heirs male of his body, and that John son of Nicholas 
died without an heir of his body, whereby the said moiety ought 
by virtue of the said gift to remain to the said Nicholas his brother 
as aforesaid ; and on 10 November last the king took the fealty 
of Henry de Overton abbot of Peterborough elect and confirmed, 
and restored to him the temporalities of the abbey. 

Feb. 4. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Westminster, to take the fealty of Maud late wife of John de Welles according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Faxton taken into the king's hand by the death of the said 
John, delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held 
the said manor jointly with Maud of tlie gift of Adam de Welles to 
them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the same is held by 
knight service of the heir of Lawrence de Hastynges late earl of 
Pembroke tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship. 

Feb. 4. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Theydongernon, one messuage, 
173 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 43 acres of pasture, 12 acres 
of wood and 68s. 7d. of rent in Eppjmge atte Hethe, Theydongernon 
and Theydoneboys taken into the king's hand by the death of John 
de Welles, delivering to Maud late his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the premises jointly with Maud of the gift of Adam 
de Welles knight to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the 
same are held of others than the king. 

Feb. 4. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the manor and advowson of Graynesby, one 
messuage, 27 acres of meadow, 64 acres of pasture and \\l. 155. 4d. 
of rent in Sutton by Markeby taken into the king's hand by the death of 
John de Welles, deUvering to Maud his ^vife any issues thereof taken ; 

QR 20 



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1362. Membrane 44 — cont. 

as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John at his death held the premises jointly with Maud of the gift of 
Robert de Cokewold parson of Thrusthorp and Alan de Thurleby 
chaplain to them and the heirs of their bodies by a fine levied in the 
king's court, and that the same are held of another than the king. 

Feb. 6. To PhiUp de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. Order not 

Westminster, to distrain John son of William Giffard for his homage for the lands 
which were held in chief bj^ Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John 
Gyffard and cousin of John son of William whose heir he is, releasing 
any distraint already made ; as he has done his homage to the king for 
the same. By p.s. [25696.] 

The like to John de Estbury escheator in the counties of Suthampton 
and Wilts. By p.s. (as above). 

Jan. 26. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. 
Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of SaljTig and 
Southous, a moiety of the manor of Latton and 12d. of rent with the 
advowson of Spryngefeld co. Essex, and the manor of Bibesworth 
in the town of Kympton co. Hertford, taken into the king's hand 
by the death of John de Bibesworth, delivering to Hugh his son 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisi- 
tions, taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no Lands 
in those counties in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the manors, 
advowson and rent aforesaid for life, by a fine levied in the king's 
court, with remainder to Hugh his son. Amice wife of Hugh and 
to the heirs of their bodies, and that the same are held of others than the 
king, 

Feb. 3. Order to the sheriff of Suffolk to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas de Bergh, who is dead. 

Order to the sheriff of Suffolk to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
of John de Lound, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Membrane 43. 

Feb. 12. To the abbot of Waltham. Order to pay to Master John de 
Westminster. Shropham noA\- warden of the hall of the king's scholars at Cambridge 
and to the said scholars the arrears of 11. 10s. M. yearly which, on 
1 December in the 25th year of his reign, the king granted (among 
other things) to Master Thomas Powys deceased late warden of the said 
hall and 32 scholars thereof maintained of the king's alms, of the farm 
which the abbot is bound to render every year at the exchequer for 
the town of Waltham, in part payment of the wages of the said warden 
and scholars until other provision should be made for their main- 
tenance, as in the king's letters patent is contained ; and to pay that 
sum to them hencef or^^ ard at the usual terms and to be answerable for 
the same. 

Et erat patens. 

The like to the bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Scardeburgh, 
for payment of 22/. 1 \s. to the said warden and scholars for the 
farm of the manor of Wallesgrav^e. 

Et erat patens. 



36 lODWAIlI) Til. 



307 



1362. 

Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 43 — cont. 



To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckiiighain for the time being. Order 
to pay to master John do Shro})hani warden and tlie scholars of the 
king's hall at Caruhii(l(i;e the arr(>ars from tiie late warden's death 
of 201. yearly which, on 12 May in the 29th year of iiis reign, the king 
by letters patent granted and assigned to Master Thomas Powys 
late warden and to the said soliolars of tlie issues of those counties ; 
and to pay the same henceforward every year, taking the warden's 
acquittance. 

Et erat patens. 

Feb. 10. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to cause dower 
Westminster, to be assigned to Agnes who was wife of Laurence de Hastynges 
carl of Pembroke tenant in chief of the manor of Mersshton called 
Lytelmei'sshton, sending the assignment when made under seal to 
be enrolled in chancery ; as lately at the suit of the said Agnes, alleging 
that the earl her husband when he espoused her and long after was 
seised of the said manor in his demesne as of fee, and after demised 
the same to Richard de la Felde for life with reversion to the earl and 
his heirs, and praying that dower might be assigned her of the manor, 
whicli is in the king's liand after the death of Richard by reason 
of the nonage of John son and heir of the said earl, the king ordered 
the escheator to make inquisition ; and by inquisition, by him so 
made, it is found the earl held the manor three years after he espoused 
Agnes and then demised the same to Richard as aforesaid, that Richard 
had no other estate therein, and that the manor is worth 4:1. 6s. 5d. a 
year. 

Feb. 14. To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire and the march 
Westminster, of Wales adjoining. Order to cause John son and heir of Thomas 
Walwayn tenant in chief to have seisin of all the lands of which his father 
was seised in his demesne as of fee, taken into the king's hand by his 
death ; as John proved his age before Thomas Saundres late escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [25715.] 

Feb, 12. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with a rent of 235. in Walesby taken into the king's hand 
by the death of William de Bleseby, delivering any issues thereof taken 
to Katherine late his wife ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that WiUiam at his death held that rent jointly 
with Katherine, to them and their heirs, and that the same is held 
of another than the king. 

Feb. 1. To Wilham Strete the king's butler or his representative in the 

Westminster, port of Suthampton. Order to cause one tun of wine of the king's 

right prise in that port to be delivered to the abbot and convent of 

Beaulieu, according to the charter of King Henry III. {See above, p. 46.) 

Jan, 26, To John de Estbury escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further -vAith the manors of Langele Burell and la Lye taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Reynold de Cobham, delivering the issues 
thereof taken to Joan late his wife ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Reynold at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held those 
manors jointly with Joan by divers fines levied in the king's court, and 
that the same are held of others than the king. 



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Membrane 43 — cont. 



Jan. 26. To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to take 
Westminster, the fealty of Katherine late wife of Robert de Todenham knight 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with a rent of 10 marks in Romehale with the fourth part 
of a sixth part of the court of the barony of Bedford taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Robert, delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Robert at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the said rent etc. in chief by knight service as of the 
right and heritage of Katherine ; and the king of his favour has 
respited her homage until Ascension day next. 

Feb. 12. To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to take an 
Westminster, oath of Alice who was wife of John de Bello Campo of Somerset tenant 
in chief that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to deliver 
to her in dower the manors of Stoke under Hameldon and Stokelynch 
and a third part of the manor of Shipton Malet, with the issues thereof 
taken since her husband's death, which the king has assigned to her 
with the assent of Queen Philippa guardian of John Meriet, a minor in 
the king's wardship, son of Eleanor sister of the said John, cousin 
and one of the heirs of the said John de Bello Campo, and of Cecily 
sister and his other heir. By p.s. [25710.] 

Membrane 42. 

Jan. 28. To Richard de Wydevylle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, to assign dower of her liusband's lands to Margaret who was wife of 
Wilham de Drayton of Tychemerssh, who held by knight service 
of the heir of John Lovel tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, sending the assignment when made to be enrolled in chancery 
as usual. 

Feb. 3. To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norfolk. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Salle and certain lands in Dallyng 
and \^ith a moiety of the manor and advoM son of Bathle, namely the 
right of presentation every other turn, taken into the king's hand 
by the death of John son of John Noioun, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that John son of John at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises in his 
demesne as of fee, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Jan. 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. It is shewn the 
Westminster, king on behalf of John de Wesenham that though, of the moneys 
by him received of the tenth and fifteenth granted by the commons 
of the realm for the expenses of men at arms and archers and of 
ships for defence of the realm, he fully contented those of whom 
he took the same for all victuals taken by him and Robert de Causton 
when they were captains and leaders thereof, for the expenses of the 
men at arms, archers and seamen of the fleet of the northern parts 
which put to sea to oppose the king's enemies while he was out of 
the realm, as he took upon him to do before the arrayers of men 
for that voyage and the collectors of the said tenth and fifteenth, 
appointed by order of council to hear and determine his account 
thereof in the presence of the king's clerks Henry de Greystok baron 



36 EDWARD III. 301) 



1302. Membrane 42 — cont. 

and Amory de Shirland auditor of the cxclie(juer, yet the treasurer 
and barons arc unlawfully distraining him by summons of the ex- 
chequer to render his account before thcni at the exche([uer, where- 
fore he has prayed for remedy ; and because the king is assured 
that the arrayers and collectors aforesaid were so appointed to take 
account in the name of the commons of the realm, and the tenth and 
fifteenth were not granted to the king's use but for the expenses afore- 
said, to be laid out by advice of the arrayers, so that the collectors 
should be bound to render account to the auditors and not at the 
exchequer nor elsewhere, and the said Henry and Amery have certified 
in chancery that before the said auditors John, for payment of 4,500^ 
to him of the tenth and fifteenth, granted for him and his heirs that 
he would content all of whom victuals were taken for the voyage by 
him, his deputies or ministers of the price thereof, and also the men 
at arms, arnied men and archers in the fleet for their wages, and would 
pay all charges for hire of ships and other costs incurred by him 
or his until the ships reached England : order to stay their demand 
upon the said John for an account of the victuals aforesaid to be ren- 
dered at the exchequer, and to cause him to be discharged of that 
account, and him and the said collectors to be discharged of the 
4,500^., with Uberty to those of whom victuals were taken to sue for 
payment if not yet contented, John being bound to answer for the 
same. By C. 

Jan. 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to dis- 
Westrainster. charge as well John de Bukyngham the king's clerk, keeper of the 
privy seal, as the collectors in Buckinghamshire, Essex and 
Norhamptonshire of a moiety of the tenth and fifteenth granted 
by the commons of the realm for the expenses of men at arms, armed 
men, archers, ships and seamen for defence of the realm while the king 
was over sea, of 5001. of moneys by the king chevised for such expenses, 
which lately by divers writs they were commanded to bring to the 
receipt of the exchequer, and to pay to the said John in part satis- 
faction of his wages and the wages of men at arms, armed men and 
archers by him retained for the said voyage, namely the collectors of 
Buckinghamshire 1 20/. , of Essex 20Z. , and of Norhamptonshire 360Z. , and 
to discharge them of rendering an account ; as the king is assured 
that the tenth and fifteenth was granted for such expenses only and 
not otherwise to his use, so that the collectors were not bound to render 
account to him at the exchequer or elsewhere, and that the 500/. paid 
to the said John were by him spent as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

Jan. 26. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Hayford, IOO5. of rent 
in Grimescote, 6/. of rent in Hayford and Bukbrok, 4/. of rent in Flore 
and Farthyngston and 505. of rent in Westhaddon and Coldassheby 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Robert de Todenham 
knight, delivering to Katherine late his w ife any issues thereof taken ; 
as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Robert 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as 
of fee, but held the said manor and rents of the right and heritage of 
Katherine, and that the manor is held of the heir of Roese who was 
wife of Nicholas Paries tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, 



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1362. ' Membrane 42 — cont. 

by the service of rendering to the said lieir 6d. a year, and the said 
rents are held of divers other lords ; and the king at another time has 
commanded William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire to take 
the fealty of Katherine. 

Feb. 14. To Reynold de Sholdham inspector in the port of London and the 
Westminster, river Thames. Order to deliver to John Pilche, an ahen, and to 
Bald\\'in Pyper their ships by him arrested, suffering them to make 
their advantage thereof ; as the king has heard tliat Reynold lately 
arrested as forfeit one ship of John and one of Baldwin in that port, 
for that certain customable merchandise was found therein uncustomed ; 
and John and Baldwin have made fine with the king by 5 marks 
to have their ships again. By C. 

Feb. 11. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to .stay altogether the execu- 
Westminster. tion of the king's late command to take into his hand all lands, goods 
and chattels w hich were of John de Stodeye and John Piel of London 
or either of them in that baili^^'ick, and safe keep the same until the 
king should be contented of 1,000Z. in which they were bound to him, 
and until the sheriff should receive further order, restoring anything 
taken to the king's use by virtue of that command, as they have 
contented the king. By K. and C. 

March 19. To Phihp de Lutteley escheator in Gloucestershire. Order not to 

Westminster, distrain Maurice de Berkeleye, son and heir of Thomas de Berkeleye, 

for his homage, releasing any distraint made ; as Maurice has done 

homage to the king. By p.s. [25738.] 

Membrane 41. 

Feb. 2. To Philip de Lutteley escheator in Notynghamshire. Order to take 

Westminster, the fealty of Joan late wife of ^^'illiam de Colcwyk according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manor and advo^^son of Colewyk, a messuage ^\ith curtilage 
adjoining and half a virgate of land in Aileston, dehvering to Joan 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that William at liis death held no lands in that 
county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises jointly 
with Joan of the gift and feoffment of WiUiam parson of Colewyk 
and Stephen de la More to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that 
the said manor and advoA\ son are lield of the king as of the honour of 
Peverel by the service of finding t\^'elve arrow heads at the king's 
coming to Notyngham once a year, and the residue of others than 
the king. 

Feb. 13. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to dis- 
Westminster. charge John de Bukyngham the king's clerk of 2,000 ecus by him 
received of Patrick Chartres esquire, of the 3,000 ecus which Patrick 
was bound to pay for the keeping of the castle of St. Grymolin in 
Brittany, according to an indenture bet\\'een the king and Patrick 
made ; as John has paid the same to the king himself. By K. 

Memorandum that the assignment of dower to Emma who was wife 
of Richard de la Ryvere is enrolled on the patent roll under date 
12 February. 



36 EDWARD 111. 



311 



13(V2. Membrane 41 — cont. 

Feb. 10. To Jolin do Hokynton oscheator in Dorset. Order not to inter- 

VVostininstor. nicddlc furllicr w itli a incssua^c^ and jiartlen, S4 acres of land and 5 acres 
of meadow in IMarnludI, and 8 acres in Todcljero taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Joan w ho was wife of llol)ert att(> More, dcUvering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by in(|uisition, taken by 
the escheator, that Joan at her death held no lands in tliat county 
in chief in h(>r dcMuesne as of fee, but held the premises for life of the 
heritage of Adam son and heir of the said Robert of the gift of John 
Gorwy and Thomas de Blintesfeld io Robert and Joan and the heirs 
of Robert, and that the premises in MarnhuU are held of the king 
as of the manor of Norton Bavent by the service of the eighth part 
of one knight's fee, and the land in Todebere of another than the king ; 
and on 6 December in the 33rd year of his reign the king granted 
to William de Thoi-p and William de Peek for their lives the manor 
of Norton Bavent together with tlie knights' fees and advowsons 
thereto belonging, with remainder to the prioress and sisters of the house 
of the order of preachers of Dertford and to their successors. 

Feb. 8. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Wodethorp